Engine rev high gear won't switch easy

Asked by Jan 03, 2017 at 11:38 AM about the 2006 Saab 9-7X 4.2i SUV AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Saab is revung high but the gear
switches slow

3 Answers


You should have the vehicle scanned for codes. I suspect the Throttle Positioning Sensor.


YES, TPS is a common problem with the I6 engine. Need to replace whole throttle body as the TPS isn't removeable from it.


If this is a 5.3L engine then you can replace the TPS, but on the 4.2L engine you can not. The throttle body would need replacing as FJ4072 says.

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