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  1. 9-5 not starting, confusing symptoms, beyond repair?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi everyone, A few months ago I bought a 1998 turbo engine automatic 9-5 with 150,000km on it. Been loving it since then. A couple days ago I was parked on my lunch break and the car wouldn't start back up again. I suspected it was the neutral safety switch because I had been having a few...
  2. '01 9-5 2.3t Hard Start and rough running.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, I'm having a plethora of issues with my 2.3t and don't know where to go from here, I'm hoping someone has some ideas. Here's what's happening: I drove the car home and parked it. I came out a few hours later and tried to start it. It cranked but wouldn't start. I determined the problem...
  3. Low compression/Bad idle/Oil smells like gas?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, Forgive me if I posted this thread earlier...had some technical trouble I have a suspicion that I've blown a head gasket between the middle two cylinders. Here are the details: -Rough idle (usually only when i turn the heat on) -starts rough -has low compression in middle two...
  4. Zero Compression in Cylinder #3 (Engine Swap?)

    C900 Workshop
    Hello Guys, You have been so helpful so far so I thought I would ask again. I purchased a 1992 Saab 900S Convertible (120K miles) about six months ago, everything was fine except for intermittent power loss which I fixed thanks to everyone's advice. Now my car is shaking like crazy, with...