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I have a 1995 saab aero. I have fixed my first problem which just involved replacing vacuum lines. I now have problems with the car staying running. It started by the car would run but then sometimes stall out while driving. Recently the car will turn over and start up for a second and then stall out. The exahust fumes don't smell normal either. I'm guessing I have a bad fuel pump or a clogged fuel filter because the fuel pump relay was just replaced. Is there anything that I can do to get this car to a shop? I do not have the tools to drop the fuel tank. Could this problem be anything else besides fuel delivery? My guess is a clogged fuel filter because of the problem has been increasingly worse the more i try and drive the car. Any input would be helpfull.

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Taylor
 

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When was the filter last replaced?
If you don't know, then replace it.

And you don't need to drop the tank to get to the fuel pump.
Remove the floor panel of the trunk, two or three torx screws and three torx screws on the metal trim piece at the front of the trunk floor, and there will be a plate held in with quarter turn fasteners. The pump is under that, and the filter is on the underside of the car, right around the right rear wheel.

Might even be a DI.
 

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When you start it up how does it run for those few seconds?? How was your gas mileage before this problem started to happen?? Replace the fuel filter anyways even if its not your problem. Check the plugs and make sure there good. How do the exhaust fumes smell, description would help??
 

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for a fuel filter to clog there would have to be A LOT of rust (tanks from gas stations?) would do a fuel pressure test first and formost just to see what you are chasing...you don't want to dive in and replace a pump if you don't have to ...try unbolting the exhaust (bolts will be rusted and suck to deal with) it will be loud but a restricted cat. conv. will build back pressure and choke the car ..if both of those tests pass you might start to suspect the DI (or another elec. component)..but do some tests because you don't want to just start throwing expensive parts at it ..(or tow her to a shop and pay thier check out fee i know none of us want to, but may be cheaper in the long run..best to find a dealer or euro car specialist)
 

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I had starting and misfiring problems recently. CEL came on. Diagnosed as failed crank position sensor. My mechanic says these tend to last about ten years.
 

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simply disconnect the fuel pipe at the fuel rail, put in canister & turn ignition = getting fuel ?
Then hook back up & remove the return line after the pressure regulator = getting fuel ( now you,ve got fuel & fuel pressure)
Reason is, it could be many more likely issues ( as described) so rule out fuel delivery

Remember basic safety Ref: fuel
best disconnect your DI cassett = no spark & if you remove plugs you,ll put less strain on your battery / starter when cranking the fuel pump
ventalated area
extinguisher ideally with a 2nd person as fire watcher
 

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Ok so I've noticed a new trend in my problem. The car will run fine when there is no water on the ground and low humidity. When it rains the car has the running problems I described.
 
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