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  1. Cold Start Stalling

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello All!! Back again with another 9-5 v6 problem. It honestly doesn't strike me as that big of a deal because it doesn't seem to really be effecting the driveability that much but I fear it will develop into a bigger problem if not handled. Here is my history so far. I bought this car back...
  2. Yet another "my car won't start!" post

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I've got a 2002 9-3 automatic transmission that won't start. I've read through a lot of other "my car won't start!" posts, and I'll outline what I've done below. In one of the threads, though, someone made a passing comment along the lines of "maybe your neutral switch is broken.."...
  3. Idiot-Petrol not Diesel

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    I own a 2001 Saab 9-3 TID. Today I went to fill up the car and realized that I was adding Super Unleaded not Diesel into the tank. I stopped but not before I added a half a tank to the car. I drove it (at most) 300 meters to a self service garage. I drained the fuel from the tank using a...
  4. Hard to diagnose: occasional failure to start

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 9-5 that has exhibited a problem for maybe two or three years now: It sometimes fails to start (won't even crank) after a short drive and sitting for about an hour. I drive to a pool almost every morning, swim for about an hour, and then drive back. It always starts fine first...
  5. 2001 Saab 95 Would not start again

    9-5 Workshop
    2 months ago I replaced my DIC for the same problem , but at that time it stalled on me while driving and did not started again, with the engine codes P0455 and P0420, So I replaced DIC with new one at that time and it solved all problems , but this time I parked it at local street, and after 3...
  6. slow starting

    C900 Workshop
    my 88 900t vert most of time it starts slow. New battery, all connections clean and tight, no drains on battery. Have tried with lights off, radio off etc and seems to just turn slow. Can this be a worn out starter issue.
  7. Intermittent Starting issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey, I have a 2005 9 3 Linear and twice my car has refused to start, what happens is the starter will turn but the engine wont start (either in P or N) and if I just turn the key to "On" the car will tell me that there is a Traction Control Failure a Stability Control Failure and the dreaded...
  8. Starting: Is it more than the neutral safety switch?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2003 9.3 Convertible. Usual complaint. Won't start, lights etc come on. Cycle the selector and hope it starts. Replaced the NSS (used part). Having same problems again. Before I go and buy a NEW NSS, is there anything else that could be causing this? Is there some adjustment on the...
  9. '99 9-3 difficult cold starting, runs fine.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got a 1999 9-3 (red DIC) Convertible that is having a *very* difficult time cold starting. It takes usually 3 - 4 times of turning it over, stopping, turning again, *coughs*, sputters, wheezes, backfires, and finally will start. Once started it will run just fine. It idles fine...
  10. only runs in start

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1996 Saab 900 SE convertible. When I start it I have to hold it in start in order to keep it running. I think it might be the ignition lock cylinder, anyone have a better idea? Thanks :D
  11. 1999 Saab 9-3 strange starting issue

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 saab 9-3 convertible. Car runs pretty good but recently it has been having intermittent issues starting. The car is a manual transmission and intermittently when turning the key the car does not turn over at all (hot or cold). If I take the key out and put it back in and turn...
  12. starting problems +/- limp mode

    9-5 Workshop
    SAAB 9-5, 2002 linear The last couple of days i have been having intermittent problems where the display would go half-bright while displaying all warning lights (CEL, transmission, battery, bakes etc) and the car would become very sluggish kind of like limp mode. At the same time speedometer...
  13. No power going to fuel pump

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1994 900s and it died on the way home from work, ive torn my dash apart and found the relay box and now im having problems finding out witch relay goes to the fuel pump. Ive looked on the back of the fuse box and found the wires that go to the fuel pump and relay box and swapped relays...
  14. Fuel pump fried on my 2001 9-3 hatch?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello there fellow Saabbers... My name is Mathew Wilson. I recently bought a 2001 Saab 9-3 hatchback. It had 185,000 km on it and other then needing new brake pads the car was and is in awesome shape! The previous owner really took good care of this car. I have been driving it now for over two...
  15. 99 se 2.3l turbo goin..n e one know?

    9-5 Workshop
    It is hesitating/choking on startup every once in a while and when it does a huge puff of smoke comes out and then its fine. From what I have read that would mean the Turbo is getting ready to go. My question is can it be saved and if not what is my lowest cost option? I have run my savings out...
  16. Random starting issue plus fuel pressure problem (maybe linked?)

    C900 Workshop
    Hi! Hoping you guys can help me out here! I'm travelling NZ as part of a round the world mission and fell in love with a 1990 Saab 900i 16v that I have bought to cruise the islands! Anyway, she's letting the side down BIG time! As soon as I picked her up we had starting issues that a new...
  17. Is starting problem and key battery related?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 2000 Saab 9-3 is having starting issues. All the lights come on the engine won't even crank, but after letting it sit for about 15 minutes, it starts. My SID has the "replace key battery" message displayed. Could the failing key battery be related to its starting issues? Thanks for any...