93 Diagnostics

Old 09-28-2009, 06:39 PM
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Hi Guys,
I have 93 Viggen which is displaying the engine warning indicator on the dash. Not the SID.
Is there a cheat way of getting the car to elaborate on the problem? Or do I have to take it to Saab for them to plug it in to the diagnostic computer?
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:16 PM
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If its an engine code, then any OBD-II compliant scantool or code reader will access the codes, so it does not have to go to the Saab dealer for diagnostics. Most part stores will sell you a cheap code scanner, or even scan the codes for free, however thats all it does, is scan codes and gives a generic description.

There are also many Saab specialtiy shops out there, that can offer dealer level work, at independant pricing. If you go to www.saabshops.com and search for your area, you might find somebody nearby that specializes in Saabs.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:38 AM
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always.. hard to find one good workshop ...

Reads, stores and plays back live sensor data
so these simple problems can be done by yourself

get one scanner online, as uobd2
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:15 AM
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If you had the check engine light cleared, and it didn't come back on over the next two days, you must have complete a drive cycle in order to pass the inspection. This is where it gets difficult. A drive cycle can take up to two weeks to complete. There are 5 parameters that are constantly monitored, each one has it's own requirements when it comes to a drive cycle. Basically it needs to complete the monitoring tests on these parameters, this is done by driving at certain speeds for a fixed amount of time etc and then it is put in a ready state. Due to the complexity and exact requirements of a drive cycle, it can take up to two weeks of normal driving to complete.
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