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  1. 2000 Saab 9-3 2.0T Trouble starting and turbo over-working

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, My 2000 Saab 9-3 2.0T has trouble starting and running when I have my MAF sensor plugged in. When I unplug it, the car runs perfectly fine. I have already installed a new MAF sensor and also replaced vacuum lines. What else could it be? All help is appreciated!
  2. 1984 Turbo 8V No Start

    C900 Workshop
    As detailed in this thread, I am trying to bring my old Saab back from the dead. The problem I am currently facing is it won't start, which isn't terribly surprising. Right now everything sounds great, the engine turns, the fuel pump pumps and the spark plugs spark, but it never like...
  3. will trade cat pics, for advice: 03' 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am the proud owner of a 2003 Saab 9-3, it is a mesh of 2002 and 2003 parts; which makes everything a blast in car part shopping because it seems all of my parts are "a few days away". anyways: the past few days my car hasnt been starting; however, my battery is not dead (its only 6 months...
  4. Starting issue, Electrical

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    1999 Saab 9-3 SE 5 Speed 2.0T. Been having an issue starting. Everything turns on, but the starter doesn't engage. I've been able to previously stick the shifter between 4th and R, then apply pressure and the car's starter would begin to kick over and start. I think whatever the issue is has...
  5. Saab starting problem

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Saab 9-3 convertible turbo I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 convertible that is having intermittent starting problems. It seems to happen when the car has been driven long distances and the weather is hot or when it is raining. It cranks fine but will not start. When it is hot, I open the hood and it...
  6. Slow start/firing

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 9-3 with 177k on it. After having to get a jump start my Saab is slow to start. It has to crack several times before actually starting up. Any ideas? Could it be the crank position sensor going bad?
  7. Need help!!!

    9-5 Workshop
    Greetings I own a SAAB 95 2001. I have the starting issue with it when i drive it somewhere and go back to it after anywhere up to 2 hours it doesnt start. The engine makes no sound all the lights come on, you know the common problem with the 01's... However... Things I changed: New Starter...
  8. Need advice for my young 1999 9-3 Montreal

    New Member Introductions
    Hi! Although I like the car. It's giving me a few headaches... Now it doesn't start. I thought it was related with the low fuel I was driving with... I did that for a week or two, I had 25km of fuel left on the indicator. now I added 10 liters. Engine cranks, doesn't start. I thought bottom of...
  9. Intermittent Starting

    9000 Workshop
    Hello all, I haven't visited this site in about 4 years, I'm glad to see it is still up and running! I have a 1991 9000, no turbo, automatic, about 180,000 miles. It's been sitting in a field since 2009, and I have finally decided to bring it back to life! It ran last fall when I started it...
  10. '88 900 SPG starting issues

    C900 Workshop
    greetings, my 1988 900 SPG is in quite the state. It's been parked on a downward slope for two years after some drinking water spilled down the ignition cylinder. The spill happened while I was on the freeway and soon after the wipers stopped and other electrical systems began to fail...
  11. "New" Saab 99 gl won't start.

    99 & 90 Workshop
    I recently bought a 1976 Saab 99 gl ( from a local guy that needed a little bit of work to get running. I put new fuel hoses on the car and charged the battery, and with the help of starter fluid, I was able to get the car to turn over and start for a couple of seconds before...
  12. Reviving a parked '84 900

    C900 Workshop
    I will start by saying "HI!" and them quickly professing my ignorance on most things Saab. I was a dumb kit when I last owned one and hired out all of my maintenance. I have (had?) a 1984 Saab 900 Turbo 4-Door that I have a couple of questions about. The car has been in the family for 20+...
  13. 2007 93 strang knocking shortly after started - video link

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, Well I am stumped. About a minute after I start my car there is a knocking sound that can be heard coming from engine area. It lasts about 5 minutes then goes away. This started about two months ago and has not gotten any worse since then. I youtubed the car with said symptoms so you...
  14. Help! Weird stalling problem

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 1998 900S was idling for about ten minutes and it stalled. The engine didn't shudder or make any weird noise. It just turned off. I could not get the engine started again. The starter turned over just fine, but there was no ignition. I waited about 45 minutes and tried again, and the engine...
  15. Do I have to have a key fob?

    9000 Workshop
    My car didn't come with a key fob and the radio was cut out, and I heard that this might cause it to have starting troubles. Is this true? Can I use newer Saab fobs (all in ones like for the 9-3), or only the teardrop kind?
  16. 9-3 starting issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I would welcome any suggestions on the problems with my recently obtained 9-3 1.9 TiD. Sometimes it will start fine. Sometimes when I turn the key the electrics will come on but the starter won't operate and I get assorted messages "traction control failure" or "stability control...
  17. Problem starting :[[[[

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I drive a 2002 Saab 93 SE 5spd hatch sedan. I attempted to start my car yesterday and it wouldn't start. At first I was thinking I had a bad battery but I realized when I turned on my car i still had accessory power. Its just when I turn the ignition, it makes the starting noise but the engine...
  18. Starting CEL

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I drove my car into work this morning with no problems. Went out to lunch and when I tried to start the engine, it wouldn't start. I tried it a couple times and I can hear the starter trying to start it but no luck. Then finally after about 6-8 tries it started. But now my check engine light...
  19. Hard starting

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey all, got a rather simple one for you. Just wanting to get a consensus on if my fears may be :cry:true:cry:. Battery had a bad cell in it a few months ago so I've just recently gotten a new battery and the ole girl (ok, 2003, so not that old) is having issues starting in the morning. She has...
  20. Long crank time after re-installing transmission

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 1998 900 turbo has always taken about 4-5 cranks to start up from cold. Now, after putting a new clutch in, it has been taking about 10 cranks consistently. Why would this be the case? Also swapped out the 90 amp alternator for a 115 amp one, but I can't imagine that would cause the...