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My 99 Saab 9-5 won't start and when you shut off the ignition a vacuum motor on the drivers side keeps on running and will wear the battery down unless you disconnect the battery. When you reconnect the battery the vacuum motor does start running until you try to start the engine again. Could this be a bad relay?

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  • buerger48 Sep 02, 2010

    It will turn over but not start.


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By won't start, you mean the engine turns over and won't start or the engine will not turn over. This is an interesting problem. Please reply with the answer to the above question and we can go from there.

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