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9000 won't start!

I have a 1989 Saab 9000. It run good most of the time, but lately it won't start when it is warm. That is both, after being driven, and just sitting in the sun. If I give it a boost, it will start. I can't believe it is the battery! I also tapped the starter a couple weeks ago and the car started, so I replaced the starter. No difference. If you have any ideas I would appreciate hearing them. Thanks, Jim The 900turbo engine start well when cold. But when its warm, sometimes it wont start unless you wait for an h our and try again, then it will start very fine. STRANGE...

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Sounds like a crank sensor. They can drive you mad. If you hear a clicking sound when you try to start it, that is the battery. But if you turn the key it starts, you drive some place turn off the car for 5 minutes and then try to restart it, and it does nothing at all, that is a classic crank sensor.

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