After the cars choke goes off the car runs ok but when it then idles the engine cuts out and wont start again until it is left for about five minutes. (I presume after choke comes back on). Seems car not getting enough petrol when idling. Does anyone know how I can stop this happening.
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Re: SAAB 900 s 1997
You should check your fuel pressure and be sure it is within spec, is this a 2.0T or a 2.3 non turbo and also this is fuel injected correct? same as the U.S.A. 97 saab 900s? if it is a 2.0 with direct ignition try changing out the DI cassette with a friend or junkyard unit to see if that solves it -Jeff also please rate
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This is only a suggestion of what it might be . check your grill, radiator and exhaust make sure there is nothing blocking them because if there is i could cause engine problems. the engine would overheat if the radiator or grill is blocked or the engine would choke to death because the exhaust fumes would backfire into the engine therefore cutting it out. check out these problems. as i said this is only a suggestion of what it could be.
Sounds like misfire.
On this cars common problem is - intake manifold gasket goes bad creating big vacuum leak , what makes fuel mixture very lean and causing misfire and even stalling engine.
Usually gasket goes bad toward rear of the engine.
How to check :
Buy carburator cleaner spray .
Turn engine on and spray cleaner in to intake manifold gasket area , from begining to the end of it.
If engine start choking or picks up the idle speed - it is your problem. Choking indicates big vacuum leak ,
idle increase indicates small vacuum leak.
The most common faults for those symptoms are: 1/ Fuel pump faulty. 2/ Mass air flow sensor (Between air filter housing and engine) Let me know with a little more detail about what happens, may be could assist more. Regards MMP