i have a 97 900s saab that starts in grear. the car has a 5 speen manual trans i can turn the key without pushing in the clutch and it will turn over. why does my car do this what can i do to fix it. i know its not to be like this
don't worry there is nothing wrong with your car. Every saab I've owed (1985, 1990, 2000) has been manual trans, and all of them behave this way. Most other cars do require the clutch to be depressed to start, why saab doesnt, I don't know. I guess that it just adds to the list of what makes a saab a saab.
9-5's and I believe the 9-3SS's now to require you to depress the clutch pedal to start the car. I liked not having to do that because (as I often did)I could throw it into neutral and start it in a hurry, and not worry about pressing in the clutch pedal.
hah, well a stupid idea like that saves a lot of people from running into other cars parked close in front or behind when starting. i found out my car could turn over without the clutch pushed in in my driveway once and i almost ran it into the garage door. now i always start it in neutral or push in the clutch. i don't really think there is any advantage to being able to start the car without the clutch in.