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  1. New truck bliss creates daily driver headaches...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Bought a new truck a few months back, during that period of new truck bliss the 08 9-3 2.0T 6 speed sat untouched for about a month. The 12v battery had died(fairly new battery) so I pulled it and charged it, replaced the key fob battery at the same time. I believe the BCM is in some sorta...
  2. 2003 9-3 Vector will not start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I bought my son's 9-3 last year and unfortunately it has sat for the majority of that time. Just before the 4th of July I had to move it and with a jump, did just that and took it for a spin around the block. Other than a dead battery, there were no issues, other than message saying alternator...
  3. 85 900 Turbo swap, No Start, Injectors not getting power. Properly Stumped

    C900 Workshop
    Hello Team. I'm hoping some of you can help me out with this, it's been a long troubleshooting road that led to this post and I'm stumped - I apologize ahead of time for the long post, but I want to make clear what troubleshooting steps I've taken. Mine is a project car in which I just...
  4. Crank No Start

    9-5 Workshop
    This is for a 2009 9-5 with 166k mi. Two weeks ago my car would crank but not start even with a jump. Had a new battery put in and all was good. Then we had that polar vortex and the car once again would not start when I was leaving work. Had it towed to the shop and they said once the charged...
  5. 1988 Saab 900 No Fuel

    C900 Workshop
    Background: Bought a 1988 Saab 900 8V non-turbo from an old man. He told me the car was running before he let a friend work on it for him. The car went in for a full tune up and some other issues and came back a brick. The old man says he thought it may have ignition problems because his friend...
  6. 2003 Saab 9-3 No start after ICM removal and replacement

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My husband wanted a new radio for his Saab. A friend said he could do it but he took out the ICM and cut the wires... long story short 'friend' disappeared when the car wouldn't start. We have put all wires back together, checked all fuses, replaced the battery and the car will still not start...
  7. No start/ P0638 Need help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    so my friends car recently died and refuses to start. throwing code p0638 (throttle body) its a 2004 9-3 aero with 260xxx on it so far we've cleaned the h42-2 connector (all pins were good) replaced throttle body and cleaned connector checked for voltage throttle plate doesnt move at all. when...
  8. 93 cranks but wont start

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Okay do i washed my engine bay with a hose and degreased it i then let the car dry and drive it into the garage. I then removed the dic and painted it. Went to drive the car and it kind of splutters every now and then but wont actually run. Cps reads 530 ohms at resting twmp which is about 8...
  9. 9-5 non start - a number of suspects!

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm getting similar problems non-starting problems to many other on the Internet - I think these cars are all getting to a "certain age". Mine started off as intermittent, now it's rare that the car starts at all. Car is a Saab 95 2.0T, 2004. Turning the key you get the “standard” dash lights...
  10. No start - cranks

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T Manual. ~130K on it. I parked the car Sunday, and everything was fine up to that point. I went to start the car Monday, and it cranks but won't start. It sounds like it tries very briefly then continues cranking. I've got spark and am getting fuel with the...
  11. Not a typical no start problem

    C900 Workshop
    Ok so trying to figure out my 1989 900 N/A Manuel. Cranks but won't start if the iac is plugged in but if it is unplugged it will idle for about 30 seconds then die. If I touch the gas at all it dies. Things I have done: New coil New wires New plugs New fuel pump Checked all fuses and relays...
  12. Replaced Coolant Bypass Valve, now getting "Key not accepted"

    9-5 Workshop
    I've been trying to research this, but no one seems to be having the exact same problems as me. 2000 Saab 9-5 Aero 2.3t The car will turn over, but won't start. I have the "Key not accepted" error message. I can still use the key to get into the trunk and open the doors. I have the key...
  13. Simple fix turning into a real sob story

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    You'd think that replacing a tiny sensor shouldn't cause too much trouble, but it's been my problem-child for several weeks now. This is on a '96 900S convertible, N/A 2.3L. The car was having a problem where it'd buck violently while driving, and then stall when I opened the clutch. It...
  14. 9-5 No Start

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I just bought an '01 9-5, mainly for parts for my '00 Aero. I knew it wasn't starting when I bought it, but I figured it would be worth a shot to get it going and really justify my $450 purchase! Anyway, it cranks but doesn't start. The previous owner said it stopped running one day...
  15. 2006 9-3 Intermittently Cranks, No-Start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all - I am new to this forum. I'm glad it exists! I am dealing with a confusing and frustrating issue. My 2006 9-3 2.0t, on occasion, will simply not start from the off position. For the vast majority of the time, it occurs when I am driving either short or long distances, stop for gas or...
  16. '02 9-5 Replaced DIC and CPS, cranks but no start. Please help!

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, I'm in a bit of a pickle here.. So a few months ago my car stopped working, I try starting it up but it wont start, it just keeps cranking. I was told that the CPS or the DIC or the fuel pressure could be the issue. I check the fuel pressure from the rail and it was ok (a bit of fuel...
  17. saab 900 NO START.

    C900 Workshop
    hey once again guys. ive got an saab 1988 saab 900 t16 and it will not run. ive checked all the basic stuff and wiring looks good. i used a test light with my buddy the other day found that no injector pulse, no power to the injectors. i figured i would ask before getting a new ECM. thanks as ever.
  18. TWICE Issues

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Howdy... I could use some help here...I am new to the site. This is a post I did from a few weeks ago, sorry is so long but I am having issues. Hey folks, Got an issue here. I have a '02 9-3 Convertible (5-speed) and little over a month ago, I ended up in some flood waters on the road. I'm...
  19. No run condition.

    C900 Workshop
    1992 900 Turbo. manual transmission. 184K when it happened: driving, around 45mph, suddenly lost almost all power - didn't feel like it was missing, or bucking, but just substantial power loss. Car dropped down to around 30mph, and around 3000rpm. And even with the accelerator floored, it...
  20. (?!?!?!) No start with solid red LED and parking lights... Sigh.

    9000 Workshop
    Alright guys, I've lurked on here since before I bought the saab and I've clicked every google link 10 pages deep on this, so I figured it was time to throw my own query in to the mix. Here's the top to bottom: Car has a failing brake light switch, which does't-always-but-sometimes keeps the...
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