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  1. 9*3 Suddenly stopped running

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I was on my way to lunch today, drove out of the parking lot and then out of nowhere, the car suddenly died. I tried starting it, and it did once for a few seconds, then died again. After that, it would crank, but would not start. I checked the codes and they were "the usual" for this car...
  2. 2007 saab 9-3 Sedan won't start when hot

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, After driving for a while and then stopping the engine, when try to start again after few minutes or 30 min, the engine will crank , the engine is starting for 0.5 sec then dies. It will always start after few more tries (usually 2 to 5 tries). No dashboard messages, no check engine , no...
  3. 2009 9-3 2.0T Is it my Starter?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Last 2 weeks could hear a slight squeak at start up, that would go away once I was driving. I figured it was a belt slip and no biggie. Today car wont start. Lights work, radio ect. Turning it all off and no start. When I turn the ignition i hear two clicks and that's all, no attempt to...
  4. Ticking, no start, instument panel goes nuts

    9-5 Workshop
    I've been having some crazy issues with my 2003 9-5 V6 3.0, and it seems like every time I fix something, three more problems pop up. We are moving this weekend and I'm freaking out because I can't get the car started. This may be long, but I don't want to leave anything out. Thank you in...
  5. 95 sometimes won't start

    9-5 Workshop
    My 2002 95 occasionally will not start. I have gone for a couple of weeks now with no problem till a couple of days ago. The car is not hot, has not been driven for several hours. I open the door and the interior lights do not come on, bad sign. I turn the key, nothing, not a sound. I try...
  6. Help! 2007 9-3 Turbo Won't start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I recently acquired a 2007 9-3 turbo from some friends. They were driving it and getting ready to sell it. They drove it home and parked it, and now it will not start. You can hear the fuel pump start when you turn the key, so I know that is working. The car will backfire, but does not run. We...
  7. Help Please

    9-5 Workshop
    Greetings, this is my first time posting and aren't even sure if I posted in the correct thread, so forgive me if I didn't. I have a 2001 9-5 and was just working on replacing a headlight bulb. I replaced bulb, it still didn't work, so I checked the fuses. Now the car will not start and I am at...
  8. 9-5 Won't start, good battery

    9-5 Workshop
    9-5 Won't start, good battery, clicking noise under hood Dear all, I really need you guys' help because my SAAB is making me frustrated. It's a long story but I'll try to make it short. I have owned a 2001 SAAB 9-5 SE V6 for 3 years and now it has 14K miles, mostly for commuting to school...
  9. Viggen staled at a stop sign yesterday and won't start again. HELP!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2001 9-3 Viggen Yesterday I came to a stop sign yesterday and the engine sputtered. I gave it gas to keep it from stalling but that didn't work. It wouldn't re-start and I had to get it towed. The engine sounds like it wants to start but doesn't turn over. There were no symptoms leading up...
  10. 9-5 V6 shuts down

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 9-5 V6 Wagon that shuts down with an exclamation mark showing the battery and oil icons on the dash. I've recently changed the oil and changed it again thinking it may be a bad oil filter causing the low oil pressure to come on. I have also replaced the belt and battery in the...
  11. 02 Saab 9-3 shut off after opening door!! Won't start.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi everyone, I have a 02 Saab 9-3 w/ the 2.0. I started the car the other day and got out closing the door and let it run for about 5 mins. When I got back to the door and opened it the car shut off. Then all the car would do is turn over acting like there was no spark. I'm lost on this one...
  12. 93 9000 Aero cranks but won't start

    9000 Workshop
    Hello, I am extremely new to the Saab world, so forgive me if I sound ignorant, but I read through the faq and didn't find my issue. I am so new to the Saab world in fact, that on the way home from purchasing my new/first Saab I stopped to get gas and upon leaving the station my car will not...
  13. Accidentally "immobilized" my 01 Saab 9-3, help!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just purchased a 2001 Saab 9-3 Turbo 5-Door and accidentally "immobilized" it. I was foolishly testing the sunroof with the key in the ON position (engine was not running) and when I finally tried to start the engine, it did not start. I assumed I had worn down the battery, so I moved the key...
  14. Engine stopped on road, then won't start - SAAB 9-5 V6 Sedan

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, I have a 2001 9-5 V6 SE with 144k miles. Here is my problem: I drove from campus to walmart this afternoon and everything was fine. Half an hour later when I left for home, I felt a shake when I got onto the highway. After that the car seemed to lose strength: I pushed the accelerator...
  15. Won't start, won't crank. Any ideas?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey fellow enthusiasts, Here's my dilemma: My 1999 Saab 9-3 will not start or even try to start. I have lights, interior and headlights. I have a one-month-old battery, straight outta Advance Auto. When I turn the key... nothing. I don't even think it clicks. The alarm lights and...
  16. Won't start, won't crank. Any ideas?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey fellow enthusiasts, Here's my dilemma: My 1999 Saab 9-3 will not start or even try to start. I have lights, interior and headlights. I have a one-month-old battery, straight outta Advance Auto. When I turn the key... nothing. I don't even think it clicks. The alarm lights and speedometer...
  17. Engine won't run

    9000 Workshop
    Hi, I have a 9000 Saab 2.3 Aero 5sp manual... Started it up this morning, drove it for about 2 minutes down the road, went inside my parents place, came back out 1 hour later and it would only turn over, I checked the main relay, fuel relay, fuel pump is working... I checked to Check Engine...
  18. Won't Start When Hot

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello everybody. My 2001 9-5 SE is suffering from the all too common intermittent starting problem. When I turn the key to start the car, all my interior lights and radio come on and I hear an electrical humming noise (I'm guessing it's the fuel pump priming) but the engine won't crank and the...
  19. Sometimes Cranks, Sometimes Doesn't, No Longer Starts

    9-5 Workshop
    So grateful to find this BUSY and thoughtful forum with so many people happy to give advice and ideas. Just bought a beautiful and low miles (about 78k) 2004 9-5 and it was perfect and fun for about three weeks. Occasionally the gas guage didn't move when started but would the next time. Then...
  20. 2006 9-3 Aero will not turn over or start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, I have a 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8t, 6Spd. It has just under 60,000 miles and runs great...when it starts. Randomly, either hot or cold, it will not turn over. I place the key into the ignition and attempt to start, all the panel lights come on so there is power just nothing from the starter or...
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