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Thread: Hi all + Throttle Body

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    Hi all + Throttle Body

    My wagon has gone pear shaped and I need your help.
    Local specialist says the throttle body is seized and will be £715 to replace. No way I'm paying that, but how can it be so much?
    Only breaking 9000's I've found are '89 - mines '92. Are the engines compatible?
    Please - don't let the beast die!!

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    Welcome to the board Acathla

    Throttle body's are very expensive - think £700 is the dealer price. http://www.twostroke.co.uk/ are worth a try as they are big Saab breakers, and would be surprised if they haven't got any in stock.

    Neobrothers and Elkparts may also be worth a try.

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    Ebay's worth a try too - but obviously no comeback there.

    THere are quite a few people on the South Coast who may be able to advise of a Saab specialist / breaker closer to Plymouth. Hopefully!

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    I'm guessing you have a 2.3 Turbo with TCS.....

    Yep the are V expensive!

    Try buying one of the car spares part magazines and ringing every Saab breaker there is...

    Andrew

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    I know that one of the engineers at Howe converted his 2.3T CD from TCS to cable throttle, apparenetly it wasn't as tricky as you might imagine. That's proabably teh route I'll take when mine fries. I'm currently keeping everything crossed so that it doesn't!

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    Thanks chaps, I will let you know if my search is a fruitful one, otherwise there will be a 9000 being broken for spares down these parts!

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    one other trick to try
    My local spannerman also imports saabs (grey market ) but he was able to source a tcs unit (the other big thing that goes wrong)for me at half the uk dealer price...so parts can be got cheap direct ...worth a try for such an expensive part ?

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    Is throttle body the same as throttle housing ?

    as I have been offered a saab 9000aero where the throttle housing has gone. THe car is running on cable, and has been for the last 1000 miles and is fine apparrently.

    Does running on the cable, reduce performance, and does it make TCS redundant ?

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    the car is running on "limp mode "
    which means a lot of the systems are shut down
    ie the a/c the abs and tcs and the throttle is /can be very jerky the boost is also restricted
    I have driven my car like this on a couple of occasions and it was almost undrivable imho

    if it has been converted to cable then that might be a different story but I believe the abs will be u/s

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    so does anyone know of a cost for a replacment unit on an aero ?

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    Originally posted by turkish:
    [qb]Is throttle body the same as throttle housing ?

    as I have been offered a saab 9000aero where the throttle housing has gone. THe car is running on cable, and has been for the last 1000 miles and is fine apparrently.

    Does running on the cable, reduce performance, and does it make TCS redundant ? [/qb][/b]
    Running on cable makes the car almost undrivable.

    The car will barely idle, will stall and have no progression from 'stalling' to 'too much power'

    You will also need leg muscles like linford christie.

    Andrew

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    Originally posted by turkish:
    [qb]so does anyone know of a cost for a replacment unit on an aero ? [/qb][/b]
    See above, £600 +...

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    [quote]"limp mode "
    which means a lot of the systems are shut down
    ie the a/c the abs and tcs and the throttle is /can be very jerky the boost is also restricted [quote]


    Also, no Cruise.

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    The symptons decribed (running on cable) is exactly what mine is like - like pushing the accelerator against a wall. A guy in work swears there's nothing seized that can't be unseized! If he gets the chance to prove himself I will let you know.

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    Re: Hi all + Throttle Body

    Under the carpet on the passenger footwell is where the throttle linkage goes and it has a very stiff spring. I suggest you replace this with a softer spring and it will be 'un-seized' !!!

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