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PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:35 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 93 1.9 Vector Sport
Help!
I have this recurring problem with the engine management light coming on and Lower Power Mode
Local garage has plugged in the Diag tool, (I don’t have the error code) but they can’t find a specific fault and want to book in with an electrical specialist
Car drives fine, at some point in the car loses power, not total power loss just really struggles to gain speed / RPM
Pulling over and turning the engine OFF and ON fixes the power problem, but the EM light will stay on. (but dose disappear periodically)
I guess go into “Limp Mode?
Any pointers to a common problem?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:25 pm 
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Location: Stockport
Car Model: 9-3 TTiD 180
My son had same issue with an Astra 2008, we checked with tech2 and it pointed us to the throttle pedal sender at the pedal. Live data showed an indescrepency betweet the 2 senders, fleabay replacement fitted and live data had the reading exactly the same and issue solved.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:48 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 93 1.9 Vector Sport
Thanks

All help appreciated !

Nigel


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:10 pm 
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Location: Peterborough UK
Car Model: 9-5 Aero 2001,1.9TID x 2
This isn't very helpful but there are a dozen or maybe a hundred reasons why an error would cause limp mode.You need the error codes to troubleshoot otherwise it's complete guess work.


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