Question about Saab 9 3
For the past 2 years my Saab 9-3 SE randomly does not start. When I say dose not start I mean I turn the key and everything goes on but there is zero noise from the engine. I have had my crank sensor replaced, the fuel pump, starter, ignition module all checked and replaced but the problem still occurs. Even when the repair places "recreate the scenario" nothing shows on the computers. Any suggestions?
My boyfriend was having the same problem with his 2002 9-3 and in reading the user manual i found the following...when the car wouldn't start this morning he tried it and instead of having to wait 15 minutes for it to start, it started right up. Oh and his screen didn't give an error.
Electronic starting interlock
When the key is inserted in the ignition, a
signal is sent to the receiver. If the signal is
verified, the engine can be started.
Each time the key is removed from the ignition,
the electronic immobilizer is activated.
If a fault is detected (e.g. in the transmitter)
”KEY NOT ACCEPTED” will appear on the
In this case, you can still start the car if you
turn the ignition key to ON and press one of
the buttons on the key.
Take the car to an authorized Saab dealer to
have the system checked.
If the car does not start
If the text "KEY NOT ACCEPTED" appears
on the SID when the engine refuses to start,
the trouble may be a fault in the transponder
of the key or in the receiver of the ignition
switch. Proceed as follows:
• Turn the key back to the LOCK position.
• Turn the key to the ON position.
• Press one of the buttons on the remote
control (the LED on top of the dash stops
• Start the engine.
Try the other key. If it works, the trouble is in
the first key.
Call on an authorized Saab dealer for
inspection and correction
Posted on Mar 04, 2010
check starter motor and ignition switch
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
NEUTRAL SAFETY SWITCH IS THE PROBLEM.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Jan 29, 2014 | 1999 Saab 9-3
A P0300 diagnostic code indicates a "random" or "multiple" misfire.
Unfortunately, P0300 doesn't tell you specifically which cylinders are mis-firing, nor why (code P0301 would indicate cylinder #1; P0302 would indicate cylinder # 2 etc). This means there could be an issue with any number of components/circuits relating to the ignition/combustion circuits.
I would recommend you check for the following:
Sometimes the underlying cause of a random misfire is often a lean fuel condition, which may be due to a vacuum leak in the intake manifold, unmetered air getting past the airflow sensor, or even an EGR valve which is stuck open.
Hope this helps...
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