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SAAB 2002, 9.3. Will not start. Lights, all dash good, unlocks & locks. I have put jump leads to battery. Still the same.

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    Had the same problem: no crank when hot. Finally determined that auto transmission neutral start safety switch was source. Apparently heat soak would open internal contacts making it appear transmission was not in Park/Neutral. Confirmed that it was not caused by misadjustment. Replaced switch (new part cost over $300!) but fixed it..



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Does it make any noise from the engine like --click click ???? cuz it sounds like a dead starter motor to me

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