Question about 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen

1 Answer

I retrieved codes 1260 1251 and 1231 with a snap on versus. it will not give me any code descriptions. will not idle on own. vehicle seems to misfire will holding throttle to keep running. after i clear the codes it seems to run great for about 100 miles or so. any ideas?

Posted by jensenedward on

  • Jeffrey Turcotte
    Jeffrey Turcotte Jan 15, 2011

    Hi, these codes all relate to the throttle. Perhaps a new TPS will solve the problem.

    1260 is Throttle return spring
    1251 is Throttle Motor (closing direction)
    P1231 Throttle Position Sensor 1 and 2 Circuit. Sum Out of Range (No Limp Home).



1 Answer

Jonah Oneal

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Saab Master
  • 14,092 Answers


Posted on Jan 15, 2011


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Missfire cylinder one 2007 chev impala

We need the exact code numbers, not someone's description of them.

Aug 24, 2014 | Chevrolet Impala Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Check engine light is on, any speed above 30mph it gives a flashing check engine light, acceleration feels bogged down, engine idle is rough and shakes the truck

I'm guessing you have over 100000 miles , definitely replace all the spark plugs and ignition cables and cap and rotor if your motor is such equipped. If you want a better idea of which cylinders are misfiring, go to your local Checker or Autozone and ask them for code retrieval, codes stored will give you an idea of what is failing. Code po300 is multiple misfire, po301 is cyl #1, po302 is cyl #2 and so forth.

Mar 09, 2014 | 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2 Answers

1995 dodge neon cuts out during normal driving runs at full throttle

hi I assume this is a fuel injection vehicle and if so it sounds a lot like you have a throttle body problem or throttle sensor problem ,have you also checked that the fuel filter is not blocked,remove the fuel filter and blow thru it in the direction of flow and if your cheeks blow up while blowing thru the filter it is blocked or restricted -replace.
hope that helps .

Dec 07, 2013 | 1996 Plymouth Neon

1 Answer

2002 saturn vue cylinder 1,3,5 misfiring when swapped coil pack it went away now cyl 2,6 misfiring.

having PO 304 = Misfire cylinder 4,PO 306 = Misfire cylinder 6, as I read above you have done the most. The thing that you have missed is to check whether the Catalytic Converter is faulty or not. To get an idea check whether you have a smell like rotten eggs at the end of the exhaust,you start having problems with cat and needs replacement. My advice before you go for a cat replacement is good to visit an MOT center and check your emissions and then you decide,

Aug 10, 2012 | Kia Rio Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 1996 tahoe is giving me cylinder 2 misfire And runs ruff idle

For engine misfiring problem check the help links mentioned below. Click the link below to go through the troubleshooting procedure :---- Engine misses and truck jumps? Hard to down shift? Issue with high gear only?

Bad miss at idle?

While stop engine idles like cylinder missing?

Engine Misfire codes for car?
Engine Misfire codes?

Misfire on cylinder 4?

Oil on spark plugs and car misfires?


This will help.


Feb 14, 2012 | 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Sante Fe 4 cyl. The check engine light came on and the codes were:P0300, PO446 AND PO 320. I had the IGNITION sensor replaced. the check engine light is still on and now I'm getting the...

OK To start with, you need to forget about the air conditioner until you get your engine running correctly. The HVAC is controlled by the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The PCM is probably not allowing the HVAC to run due to all the engine misfire codes you are getting. It may be someting else, but until you get your engine running right, you could be spinning your wheels.

I have no clue what you are talking about when you say "Ignition Sensor" - there is no such sensor on any vehicle that I am aware of. There are many sensors that can affect the ignition like the Crankshaft Position Sensor, but none are called "Ignition Sensor".

P0300 Simply means that there is more than one cylinder misfiring.
P0301 means that cylinder #1 is misfiring, P0302 means that cylinder #2 is misfiring, P0303 means that cylinder #3 is misfiring, and P0304 means that cylinder # 4 is misfiring. (these are what are known as "current faults". The codes ending in "P" mean the same thing, but they are "pending" codes. Current faults MUST be dealt with FIRST.

The P0446 is not a valid code for a 2003-2005 Hyundai Santa Fe as far as I can tell. I tried to look the code up by application and it simply is not there. You may want to read the code again. Sometimes, if you are reading the codes with a "generic" OBD code reader, it will give the closest description it can for a "Vehicle-Specific" code. They are not allways correct. You may want to scan your computer with a scanner that is equipped with the Vehicle-Specific software for your vehicle. You will probably get a different rendering of the code.

The "generic" description of P0446 is "Evaporative Emmission Control System Vent Control Circuit" Again, the DTC list for your vehicle lists similar codes: P0445, P0447 and P0448, however it skips over the P0446 code. If you in fact have a problem with your EVAP vent solenoid circuit, it could, concievably be the cause of your misfire problem. It is possible that the vent solenoid is causing a huge vacuum leak. NOT LIKELY that it is causing the misfire codes, but POSSIBLE.

Anyway, there are literally HUNDREDS of parts that can be the cause of a misfire. This needs to be PROPERLY DIAGNOSED to determine the cause. It could be anything from worn-out spark plugs, a vacuum leak, a faulty fuel pump, all the way to a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head. Whatever the actual cause may be, it is obviously affecting all 4 cylinders. (This will rule out some things).

Please also review this article:
What Else Could Be Wrong?

Jun 21, 2011 | 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

2 Answers

Misses when I accelerate , idles just fine

apply brake and accelerate engine while vehicle is standing still, you need to apply brake hard, DO NOT do this for a period of more than 1 minute or you will be putting alot of stress on your transmission. you will be trying to set off the "check engine" warning lamp or the "service engine soon" warning lamp, and get a misfire failure code, after code sets on your vehicle computer, get it scanned it will tell you which engine cylinder is misfiring ie "P0301= cylinder #1 misfire" then check out spark plug, spark plug wire and ignition coil. one of them is probably causing this.

Jan 15, 2011 | 1993 Ford Ranger SuperCab

1 Answer

I have a 2004 Spectra. Driving to work this morning, car stalled out twice. Cranked car later in the day and the engine sputtered and idling high to keep from dying. Engine smoothed out, but MIL came on...

Well, it is either a timing belt/chain going out or a bad crank position sensor most likely causing the other problems. The O2 sensor may be bad as well but that usually doesn't cause the Misfire. The vehicle on board computer is confused, that is why it is throwing all those codes. and why it gives you that 1166 code which isn't defined. Check the crank position sensor and the timing and timing belt first. Once you have that fixed the rest should clear up.

Dec 29, 2010 | 2004 Kia Spectra

1 Answer

Hesitation when accelerating. when tac is over 2K RPM the car runs o.k. but the vehicle shakes and rattles when accelerating under 2K RPM. someone said it may be the TPS but I am thinking it could be the...

Sounds like misfire... Did the 'Check Engine' Light come ON? Whenever the 'CHECK ENGINE' light comes on, the ECU (Engine Control Unit) sets a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). These codes identify the particular engine management system which caused the light to come on.
You'll need to use/find an OBDII (On-Board Diagnostic) Scanner to retrieve any code which have been stored in the ECU computer. Afterward, we might be able to help you DIAGNOSE and perhaps eventually fix the problem.

Aug 07, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Tiburon

2 Answers

2002 Ford Taurus SEL, DOHC Misfiring

Disconnect the battery completely, try turning the key with the battery disconnected. Put the battery back together. The check engine light should be off now..

Jan 31, 2009 | 2002 Ford Taurus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Logo

Related Topics:

979 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Saab Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers


Level 3 Expert

85239 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8984 Answers

Are you a Saab Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides