2000 SAAB 9-3 repair Question Throttle Body

Tiny
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One hot summer day sitting at a stop light suddenly my engine light came on, my rpm dropped to 500, and my cruise control quit working. I took it to my local mechanic who wasn't that familiar with SAAB's and he reset the throttle body. Everything worked fine for about 10 minutes and then the same thing happened again. He ran a test and told me that the throttle body was bad, I bought a rebuilt one and he installed it but the exact same thing happened again. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 AT 10:10 AM

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Tiny
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We have to start some where.

What is the code now that the check engine light has come on again?
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 AT 11:09 PM
Tiny
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He didn't tell me what the code was or if he even checked for a code after we put the new throttle body in.
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 8:30 AM
Tiny
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The first step is going to be to find out what the code is.
http://www.2carpros.com/dia/how_to_scan_trouble_codes.htm
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 10:07 AM
Tiny
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I will get the code and get back to you, it may take a few days though
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Friday, July 24th, 2009 AT 3:43 PM
Tiny
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I finally got the codes. There are 3 of them as follows:

P1251
P1260
P0171 lean condition

Thanks in advance for your help on this!

John
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Monday, August 3rd, 2009 AT 7:44 PM
Tiny
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P1251 Saab: Check Engine Lamp, Output From Control Module Low
P1260Saab: Throttle Return Spring Too Low Force
P0171 lean condition

I'm seeing a Recall for your car.

Make: SAAB
Model: 9-3
Model Year: 2000
Manufacturer: SAAB CARS USA, INC.
Mfr's Report Date: SEP 13, 2005

SAAB TSB# 248-26112
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V399000
NHTSA Action Number: PE05017

Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION:MODULE
Potential Number of Units Affected: 103202

Call your local dealer with your VIN handy and ask if your car is one of those that were effected by the campaign.
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Monday, August 3rd, 2009 AT 8:01 PM
Tiny
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U will need to clear the codes first then replace & reset throttle body, if u do not clear codes first it will set the throttle in limp home mode, that is what it is called [limp home mode]
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Saturday, August 29th, 2009 AT 8:01 PM

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