Question about 1997 Saab 900
When I turn the key to the on position, the check engine light flashes on and off. When I try to start it the starter turns over normally, but the engine won't start. When the problem first started the engine would die on occasions and th check gearbox light would come on as well as the check engine light.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Check Engine light
It sound like you are having a electrical problem.You need to check your electrical/ignition system,not all electrical problem the diagnostic machine can read.
Posted on Aug 22, 2008
Hello. I had the same problem when the Check Gearbox light came on, it would be very sluggish. It turned out to be a small sensor in the transmission that lets the car know what gear it is in. It started to go out slowly and only sometimes would send the information.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
As Saab is in relation to Subaru.....the first thing I would check is the spark plugs, ignition coil and spark plug wires. Have a technician check them for carbon tracking as if you are getting some hesitation and is inconsistant you may very well have a missfire. Minor problem but could be costly depending upon if it's got a single coil or one for each cylinder.
Posted on Aug 19, 2009
my 96 900se turbo auto trans was doing the same thing. whats most likely is that the shifter cable is not fully letting the car grab the park gear, which won't let it turn on. or it may be the neutral safety swtich that needs a good cleaning or replacement. I hope this helps, in my case it was the shifter cable.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
SOURCE: Sensonic gearbox
Hi had same problem last Friday you can put a fuse in (30 amp) for gearbox and it will start when you turn key but you will not be able to select a gear I'm 100% sure it's the sensonic activator box you can pick one up for about £150-200 second hand.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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