I encountered an error code P1181 on my Saab 95. What does it mean and what should I do to fix it?
An error code P1181 means that the fuel trim additive max value air/fuel is too lean. You might need to check for a leak at the intake pipe between the mass air flow (MAF) sensor and the throttle body. Before anything else, you need to clean the MAF. Check the connection to the MAF if the hoses are connected. Inspect for leaks as well. If the MAF still doesn't work, then you might need to replace it. This is not an unusual issue for Saabs, so you just need to ask for the advice of your dealer or trusted mechanic.
I was driving on my way home last night, when suddenly, the engine of my Saab 95 died. I tried restarting it, but it only cranks. What's wrong with my vehicle?
If you're having problems starting your vehicle, then there must be a problem with the direct ignition cassette. This part is where the spark plugs are directly coupled, which houses the ignition coils and electronics that measure cylinder ionization. When this part fails, you may experience sudden power loss in your engine or rough idle. Another symptom is when your vehicle runs roughly. You need to bring your vehicle to the mechanic for diagnosis. They might discover trouble codes that are causing the random misfires.
The HID headlights of my vehicle have been flickering since last night. I've been having a hard time seeing the road at night. I know that my HID lamps are new because I just replaced them last year when one of them got busted. What could be causing the problem?
When your headlights flicker, it doesn't always mean that you need to replace the bulbs immediately. Sometimes, it may be caused by a leak coming from the window washer check valve. When the fluid leaks to the HID modules, it may cause your headlights to flicker or even to fail. Check if this is indeed the case for you, and have the leaking window washer check valve fixed or replaced immediately. It is important that your headlights are always in good condition to avoid getting into accidents or be caught for road violations.
I've been hearing a loud noise coming from the front area of my vehicle. I've been looking for the exact spot where it is coming from, and found that it comes from the exhaust. I don't know what I need do to stop the noise. What should I look for?
The loud noise is usually caused by a failed exhaust flex pipe. This part plays an important role in your vehicle's performance because it is a flexible joint in the exhaust that enables the engine to move. When this part fails, it creates a sound that you will hear to be coming from the front area of your vehicle, which signifies that it needs to be fixed or replaced immediately.