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2000 93 won't crank after engine warm

My saab starts up fine cold engine. after driving a while stop and let sit for 15-20 mins. the saab won't start.
it won't crank. No noise at all.
I have had the starter replaced;
ing switch; neutral switch
it still won't start at times when the engine is warm. let engine cool down it will crank and start
can you help?

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  • Jeff Orthober May 11, 2010

    All the research is saying one of 3 things
    1) Battery Connection. Make sure that battery connections a clean and tight
    2) Starter
    3) Safety Switch, Turn the key to crank and move the automatic lever around a bit to see if you can get it to work

    Did you replace the safety switch?



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My problem was the neutral start safety switch. The switch is right under the battery. It probably has a small crack, and when it heats up, the contacts open. Car thinks it is in gear, and won't crank. It happens only once a month for me, so I just open the hood and pour a bottle of water on the battery, it runs on the switch and cools it down. Car starts every time. New switch is $300, some day I'll replace it.

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Did you solve your problem?

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  • Filip Eastman Feb 14, 2010

    my problem was the CIM module 450€ for the part + work totally 700€

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