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Having a problem with my 2003 saab 95 (with turbo) stalling at idles and oddly enough, whenever I put fuel in the vehicle, it will take multiple cranks to get the car started, whereas it starts up fine at any other time. I need someone to tell me what is doing this!

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Your fuel pump could be on its way out; check under the back seat when the ignition is turned if the FP could be heard, also check the fuel pressure at the fuel rail under the hood. You can just pull the valve cap when ignition is on to see if gas flows out of the valve. The CPS could be the problem as well if it's an auto check the neutral switch to. And check all vacuum lines for wear or break and replace if needed.

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  • sbswimfan Oct 06, 2010

    I have a 2000 Saab 9-3 with 130 K miles that had been stalling intermittently over the past 6 months, especially when driven long miles and after refueling. It was just in the shop for a crank sensor replacement which didn't solve the problem but was the least expensive, most logical solution according to my mechanic. After noticing no change, a new purge valve was installed. After that was fixed and assumed the problem was solved, the car stalled the next week without being able to restart. It is now back at the mechanic to install a new fuel pump. It was a total waste of money in my opinion to replace the crank sensor and purge valve and wished the mechanic had figured out it the the fuel pump causing the problem. I'm ready to sell this heap and get a more reliable, less expensive car to maintain as it's always in the shop fo something! Good luck

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    Saaber95er Oct 06, 2010

    It's always good to have someone that knows about Saabs work on these cars. The Dealers are robbers! You can find a good Indy, there're listings in most states; but these cars are not hard to work on with the right information. In most cases with stalling it's the FP or DIC. or Vac Lines. I'm not one to change parts as you go to see it solves problems that's why I try to do most of the work on my cars myself. I'm not a mechanic but i've been driving these (saabs) cars for years tempermental they are; if you treat them right they run forever. There're a few forums that have great info and tutorials if needed to keep these cars running. The only advivce I can give about these cars is when something seems wrong get it looked at early if you wait it will cost you more in the end.

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