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Stalling/possible overheating in engine, but not registering on the temp gauge

95 saab 900 se convertable. Have had problemws with it stalling then dieing all together. I have been told it is the ignition coil which has been replaced 2X and repaired 2X. It seems to be an issue when the car gets hot, Any ideas

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If it is a turbo, check the Turbo BypassValve. Also check all vacuum hoses, after 100 Kmiles replace them all.

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Just got saab 900s 2.0 petrol non turbo on a 98 plate ,is the old motor with dizzy cap ,fuel gauge stuck on full and no temp gauge ,whers best place to start look


The fuel gage is most likely the fuel level sending unit inside the fuel tank, the temp could be wiring or the temp sending unit on the engine, try that first.

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Its stopped working tempture gauge been told it needs a temp sensor but where is it on the caar


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check at connection between motor and linkage, replace worn or broken parts

Sep 13, 2009 | 1995 Saab 900

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Driving in very hot weather, stopped at light,


you may have blown the head gasket.
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check the coolant level,is it low?
if it is ok,check the fan switch on the radiator,change the thermostat,and check that the fan is working.
the fan has to work,saab engines run very hot.
there is a after run fan switch as well that measures engine compartment temperature,and can start the fan even with the car off,so be careful.

Sep 06, 2009 | 1995 Saab 900

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1994 Saab 900 S convertible running hot


You don't say whether your electric fans both work...

First, check fuses #25 and #6 (both 30 amp)

There is a fan thermoswitch is on the left side of the rad. Turn the ignition on, and after pulling back the boot, short across the two terminals with a screwdriver.

If the fan runs, fan and wiring are both good, but thermoswitch might be faulty.

If fan only runs when thermoswitch is shorted like this, switch needs to be replaced (I strongly recommend that you get the low temp switch to prevent overheating - your temp gauge will not go over the middle position even on the hottest days; also get a low temp thermostat,and ALWAYS get a Saab stat, not an after market one! The SAAB stats are three position, and most after market ones aren't)

if the fan doesn't run when switch is shorted, check for voltage between green wire and ground at the switch.

Voltage indicates faulty fan, if no voltage then check the fan relay J in the main fuse box for the A/C rad fan, and also check relay G - it's for the rad fan.

Hope this helps!

Saabreur

Jun 22, 2009 | 1994 Saab 9 3

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Radiator fan won't kick in


On my slightly older Saab the radiator fan is electric and only is engaged when the temperature meter reaches 3/4 to the top.

When the car is in motion it will not spin since the air flowing through the radiator from the speed is sufficient to maintain normal engine temp. Only when the car is still it for a few minutes it may start to spin especially during summer, it will sometimes continue to spin even after the engine is turned off. This is normal behavior for this car.

To conclude, if your engine temp only goes up to half the gauge there would be no need for the fan to start spinning. If it doesn't engage during the conditions I described above there would be a problem that needs to be fixed.

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you have a hole in your pipe or where the catalytic converter connects to the exhaust

Feb 22, 2009 | 1997 Saab 900

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Saab 95, 900 SE


If you are on your original fuel pump, be advised that they are known to last, on average, about 100,000 miles. Another common fault, besides that and the direct ignition cassette you have already mentioned, is the crankshaft position sensor. The prelude to total failure of this component may prevent starting or cause stalling and rough running. The ECU needs the signal from this sensor to know when to signal the DIC to fire a particular plug.

Sep 15, 2008 | 1995 Saab 900

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Check Engine Light!


Sounds like you will need to have the codes read at SAAB dealer to confirm no fautly sensors have caused this to happen.
There may still be a bad component that is triggering lamp.
MMP

Aug 10, 2008 | 1997 Saab 900

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