I drive a 04 saab 93. When I step down on the gas pedal it doesnt take off right away. It takes about 4 seconds to take off. It happens every time I stop on a light and the same problem occurs.

Asked by Jun 28, 2015 at 10:43 PM about the 2004 Saab 9-3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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I believe that is because you have a digital gas pedal. It isn't physically connected with a cable linkage but it is electronically connected and has a sensor in the pedal to determine how deep it is pressed. That sensor then tells a solenoid in the engine how much gas throttle to give the engine. If this is a new issue that wasn't before, then I would recommend replacing the gas pedal. It isn't a complex thing. Unscrew the old one, I believe with a torx head, unplug the sensor wire connector. Stick the new one in and plug it in. then screw it back into place. That should remove the lag you are experiencing.

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If that doesn't fix it check for vacuum leaks. Cracked hose etc.

I had my car checked by a mechanic and its the turbo charge that needs to be replace. Thanks

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