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I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, I have replaced the coil pack, the battery, starter, fuel pump, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs & more, the engine cranks like nobodys busines

I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 Turbo convertible, I have replaced the coil pack, the battery, starter, fuel pump, crankshaft position sensor, spark plugs & more, the engine cranks like nobodys business but she still wont start ! whats wrong with this car - what am I missing ?

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  • Anonymous Dec 06, 2014

    if you get fuel and and a spark then its not getting any air ... try taking the filter off the carb and run it filter off i dont see whats wrong past air ot timing or the timing belt has slipped i think a saab uses and belt and not a chain time to let someone analyze it with the plug in to the ecu method more modern cars engage limp mode and this condition needs reset when its serviced



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First you must check what the engine don t has...spark!? So if you replaced the cassette, you must check fuses and so on. If you don t see fuel pressure and you replaced the pump...fuses, control for the relay and power to the relay. Check injector pulse, engine compression is OK? Engine light is on with ignition on?! If not, check some others engine sensors have power...if not you must test ECM!?

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Did you check for voltage at the coil pack low tension input
this comes from the electronic ignition and the distributer dc setting on a multimeter

check inside the distributer that the little magnet is still in place on the rotor and that the sensor is outputing pulses as it turns over
{you can use a meter set to AC range for this ...}
pull a plug out and place its metal to ground check for actual sparks
if this is there then its fuel ...

Posted on Dec 05, 2014

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    Janis Wheeler Dec 05, 2014

    iTS definately getting spark and fuel, it will crank and has a lot of compression, it started once and ran for about 15 minutes, then it died and hasn't restarted since then.

  • Anonymous Dec 23, 2014

    i think the magnet has fallen off or its starved of air in the mix... ??? check firing order...



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