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Check gearbox light, car drives sluggish,heater cuts off.

I have a 1995 saab 9-3 2.5, my check gear box light comes on when when i accelerate , my heater cuts off , it will drive fine, then when the check gear box light comes on it start driving sluggish. Anyone knows about the winter mode on these cars

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  • vernonssaab Jan 20, 2009

    My car will not go into revers and drives slugish in drive. The check gear box light is on. I wonder could this be a linkage problem as the shifter moves from park,through revers and newtral without distinction untill it shifts into drive.

  • chodie45 Feb 06, 2009

    i came across this blog. i have the same problem. slams into reverse, 2500 rpm at max. Did you find a solution.?

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You have a bad gearbox position sensor located on the transmission. When the transmission computer sees the fault in that sensor it goes into a protective mode in your car starts out in second gear that's why it is sluggish. This is a very common failure on that car. The heater issue is not related.

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