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Saab 900 auto with "Check gearbox" light

I have a 1996 automatic Saab 900. It recently had a "Check engine" light showing and stalled when the accelarator was pressed down past a certain point.

A local garage diagnosed a problem with the air flow sensor and idle control valve. These were replaced. As soon as I drove the car away the "Check gearbox" light started to show and the car is now very sluggish. I am worried that this fault is related to the original fault or perhaps caused by the garage when they carried out the repairs.

Has anyone experienced anything similar? Do you think the faults are related, or has the garage done more harm than good?!

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Hello. I had the same problem when the Check Gearbox light came on, it would be very sluggish. It turned out to be a small sensor in the transmission that lets the car know what gear it is in. It started to go out slowly and only sometimes would send the information.

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Go to and buy the manual..Chilton's Manual is dirt cheap there and u can fit the problem yourself.

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