Question about 2001 Saab 9-3
Car will not start from cold. fuel pump checked and is fine, starter motor is fine, plugs were changed because space was too wide and were sooting up. car starts when warm.
Posted by Anonymous on
I am assuming this car has fuel injection. The temperature sensor tells the computer what the engine temperature is so it can alter the fuel mix. If it is dead the computer will not know whether the engine is hot or cold. When the engine is cold and the sensor is working fine the computer will send more fuel to the injectors sort of like the choke does on a carburettor. If the sensor is dead it won't, so it will be like trying to start the engine with no choke, ie: nearly impossible so it is a very important part of the engine and will do exactly what you are describing your problem to be. Get it checked!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: saab 900 s
what kind of car do you have?
Is your car with distributor or electrical egnition?
the fuel pump is not the at fualt.
in your son car are only two common problems or electricity does not come. Or fuel does not come good like is supose to come.
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
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.
Posted on Nov 25, 2008
I'm sad to hear that you're having so much trouble with the car :(
Your problem is (almost certainly) not related to the alternator or the starter.
Your engine seems to lack fuel, air or spark, either due to a clogged hose/valve somewhere or a quirky electrical connection/relay.
Have you made sure that the fuel pump is supplying sufficient pressure when the problem is present?
Can you hear the pump when turning on the ignition?
If the pump (and its relay) seems ok you should make sure you have spark when the problem is present. If there's no spark the problem should be easily traced, probably to a intermittently faulty sensor or a faulty coil.
If both fuel and spark check out ok there is probably something wrong with the air supply when attempting a warm-start.
The things mentioned above are things you can check out yourself without high costs or special tools (you'll need a multimeter if you want to check voltages, but that's a cheap tool that might come in handy).
Oh and the car also has a check valve to keep pressure in the fuel lines. These valves can cause problems similar to yours, so you might want to check it out.
Good luck mate!
Posted on Jul 05, 2009
SOURCE: Cold Starting
You have a cold start injector that is controled by coolant temp and more than likely the sensor, which is located center of intake, between #2 and 3 injector...it looks a bit like a reg. temp. sensor and will have either blue or black electrical harness connected to it. This sensor 'tells' the cold start sensor, a fifth injector for cold starting, when coolant is below a certain temp and gives extra gas. Try to find one at a junkyard, otherwise, www.getcoolparts.com about $80 new. Better yet, buy a Bentley manual and there's diagnostics using a multimeter on diagnosing specifically. I have an 88 but it is an N/A, not a turbo and is an 8v...if your's is a 16 valve, look for sensor in same spot but under fuel rail/injector area.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
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