96 Saab 900S SE Turbo won't start in the cold weather
The check engine light is on and I took it to the shop, they told me that I needed a new front O2 Sensor. I am wondering if the front O2 sensor not working would make my car not want to start in the cold weather or if it sounds like it may be a starter or something else?
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Re: 96 Saab 900S SE Turbo won't start in the cold weather
You need to do four things: Replace the plugs and make sure they are the correct ones gapped dead on to spec (1 mm). Use lots of silicone dielectric grease in the plug boots when reinstalling the DIC over the plugs. Check the DIC Check the CPS (crankshaft position sensor). My money is on the CPS. The car may or may not start and run with a failing CPS (which is maintenance part, meaning it will fail over time). This, and the DIC, are known failure parts. The CPS is located on the right front lower corner of the engine block and secured with a single Torx screw (T27 or 30 IIRC). Finally, the fuel pump may be on its way out, but I hope not as it is expensive to correct. They are good for 100,00 to 120,000 miles.
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i just put new breaks on my 1996 saab 900s front and back but the abs light comes on and off, also over a week ago and my check engine light is on and staying on all the fluids and everything is in the car i dont no what it is and nobody knows i just bought the car June 26, 2011 please help.
1. Remove the battery. 2. Remove the clutch cable end from the clutch arm end at the wire stop. 3. Slide out the rubber doughnut from the gearbox housing which holds the clutch cable 4. Move the distribution box nut and the alarm pin attached to it (some modules) 5. Disconnect the clutch cable holder from the fender and the data link holder. 6. Remove the drivers lower panel below the steering wheel and remove the air duct as well as the knee shield. 7. Slide out the fuse box holder and ICE Box (should be a black box with many wires going to it). You can remove the instrument cluster at this point but you can also do this without removing the cluster with a little patience 8. Move the pedal spring to one side and remove the eye catch for the cable. 9. Remove the clutch cable by pulling it out from the engine compartment 10. Reinstall in the reverse. Saab actually came out with a bulletin which Needed one to install two washers at the back of the new cable instead of one. The factory cable comes with one but you can remove the 2nd washer off the old cable and install it on the new cable so two exist. This helps take up excessive pedal slack.
The '96 900 S denotes the 2.3 liter non-turbo 4 cylinder engine. This car uses Saab part no. 5174990. The aftermarket version is sold for $184.00 and the OEM for $270.00 at SaabSite. The aftermarket Starla/Walker rear muffler is sold at eeuroparts for $159.90 and the OEM for $263.70. You can also find compatible rear mufflers from your local exhaust and brake shops, probably for even less.
woooooo, wait a min don't take off the gear box befor confimimg my question as you might not have to take the gearbox out.is your gearbox at the front of the car ahead of the engine? if it is i can walk you through it without taking the gearbox off, this is standard