SWIRL FLAP ACCENTUATOR

  • Tiny
  • steve ottley
  • 2006 SAAB 9-3
  • 43,000 miles

Hi I have been told by my saab dealer that the swirl flap mechanism has come adrift on the induction /inlet manifold. Can this be repaired/replaced or do I have to replace the whole manifold as saab say at a cost of £1000 pounds.I havent noticed any decrease in performance or mpg at present, what are the long term problems if I just run it as it is?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 12:17 PM

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  • Tiny
  • mnthny4
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  • 616 posts

What engine do u have? Is it a v6? Was there a fault code? Need more info, post back.

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 12:32 PM
  • Tiny
  • steve ottley
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Hi thanks for your reply,
it is a 1.9 tdi 150. On a 06 plate. There was no fault code, I had taken it in for a main service to saab and they informed me of the problem. When I said that there was no decline in performance they said it maybe that the flaps are stuck open. They said that the mechanic noticed it running a bit lumpy but I havent noticed this maybe im just used to it
look forward to your reply
steve

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2011 AT 1:04 PM
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  • mhpautos
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I can't find anything in Mitchell 1 data base that refers to a swirl flap, so I am not sure what they are referring to, can you get an more info on this?

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Thursday, October 13th, 2011 AT 12:04 PM

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