SAAB 9-3 & 9-5 Throttle Body Removal Instructions and Limp Home Reset

Saab 9-3 9-5 Throttle Body Removal Instructions

WARNING PLEASE READ!!!
IF YOU ARE NOT COMPLETELY SURE OR DO NOT HAVE THE PROPER SCAN TOOLS. WE SUGGEST PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO TACKLE THIS PROCEDURE TO HAVE A PROFESSIONAL DO THE REPLACEMENT.

After Installation:

Important:
When the ignition is switched on the limp-home solenoid will be activated. After the ignition has been switched on the limp-home mechanism must therefore be reset as described in "Resetting activated limp-home solenoid." (SEE BELOW)

Throttle body


WARNING: Be careful if the car is warm. The coolant is hot and there is a risk of burns from the manifold.

 

To remove:

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Turn the ignition switch to OFF.

Remove the engine cover.

Unscrew the expansion tank filler cap to release the pressure, if any, and then screw it back into place.

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Pinch off the 2 coolant hoses going to the throttle body.

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Detach the hose for the bypass valve and the two preheating hoses.

Detach the lower vacuum hose.

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Slacken the turbocharger delivery pipe-retaining bolt in the cylinder head.

Undo the hose clips and bend up the turbocharger delivery pipe.

Remove the rubber bend from the throttle body and turbocharger delivery pipe.

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Disconnect the throttle cable from the throttle body's pedal arm

Unplug the limp-home solenoid's connector

Unplug the throttle body's 10-pin connector

Remove the 3 throttle body retaining bolts.

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Disconnect the throttle cable from the throttle body's pedal arm

Unplug the limp-home solenoid's connector

Unplug the throttle body's 10-pin connector

Remove the 3 throttle body retaining bolts.

Resetting activated limp-home solenoid;

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Remove the engine cover

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Turn the ignition switch to ONContact the Trionic and clear diagnostic trouble codes.

Turn the ignition switch to OFF and wait 10 seconds.

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Carefully push the end 0f the spring towards the throttle body.

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Turn the black-toothed disc anticlockwise, using a screwdriver.
When it reaches the stop position a click will be heard.
Turn the pedal arm clockwise.
Check that the throttle arm does not follow the movement of the pedal arm.

 

 

 

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