Question about 1998 Saab 900
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
most likely the top pistons start to leak and the motor can create enough pressure to actually lift the top back to go in the storage area... i would let the tonuea cover lift open then get out the car and look around to see for fluid residue.. if not and there are no leaks.. possible the seals in the pump it self has gone out.. and the motor is still trying to pump... the pump and motor is located behind the rear seat under the small plastic panel/.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
I had the same problem last summer. I fixed it by replacing the microswitches (kind of tricky to get to). BUT NOW I have this problem (I am going to copy/paste from another saab site I posted on) :
"Last summer, I had to replace one of the microswitches for the top & it finally worked fine.
Just a few weeks later, I replaced the car battery. MINUTES after I replaced battery, the top went back to doing what it was doing before I replaced the microswitch (when putting top back up, the cycle would stop when the back windshield was supposed to go down & lock down - it stays stuck up inthe air. Also, when top is down after several minutes it beeps 'check soft top' - The top was actually being put DOWN when the battery/car died. Then I went got a battery (in my 2nd car), replaced it, went to put top back UP & here I am...)
So I checked both the microswitches again & replaced the one I hadn't before - but it still won't work.
A friend who has a '05 convertibel said she thought the electrical system had to be 're-calibrated' or re-set when battery is changed.
Motor fuid is full. Propellar is new.
Car has been parked in my garage since NOV w/top down. Any advice? "
I posted that on saabsite.com - haven't heard back except for someone else having other electrical problems.
Did you find the solution to your? PLEASE let me know what you found out.
THANK YOU!! SK 9 FEB 10
Posted on Feb 09, 2010
CODE PO442 - EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LEAK DETECTED SMALL LEAK. LIST THINGS TO CHECK, CHECK FUEL FILLER CAP,CHECK FUEL FILLER PIPE PACKING,CHECK THE DRAIN VALVE,CHECK THE PURGE CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE,CHECK THE PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID VALVE,CHECK THE EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM LINE,CHECK CANISTER,CHECK FUEL TANK,CHECK ALL HOSES FOR DEFECTS LIKE CRACKS, BROKE PLACE OR DISCONNECTED. TO EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CONTROL SYSTEM.
Posted on Feb 20, 2011
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