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1998 saab 900se 2.0 turbo - cranks but wont start.cranking one morning it backfired and have not started since.

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This happend to my car and it was the ABS module that failed. It does not harm your car you just don't have ABS. Try to replace the ABS sensor first since it is a lot less expensive and a lot less work. If that does not do the trick you will most likely have to replace the module itself. That cost big $$. A new one is about 1200-1500. I bought one from a wrecked card for 300 and it has worked fine for years.

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SOURCE: 1997 saab 900se 2.0 turbo.....check

on those cars the engine is mownted in top of the transmision and use the same oil for lube and cooling please ck oil level on the engine

Posted on Dec 21, 2008

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If your check engine light is on then there may be codes stored in the vehicle's computer. If the car cranks faster than normal then the timing belt may have failed. If you can find an assistant to crank the car while you look through the oil fill to see if the camshaft is turning, this is one test I perform as a mobile mechanic.Good luck and be safe.Please keep me posted

Posted on Apr 25, 2009

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SOURCE: how to relace clutch cable on 1995 saab se 900 turboon saab 900se

1. Remove the battery.
2. Remove the clutch cable end from the clutch arm end at the wire stop.
3. Slide out the rubber doughnut from the gearbox housing which holds the clutch cable
4. Move the distribution box nut and the alarm pin attached to it (some modules)
5. Disconnect the clutch cable holder from the fender and the data link holder.
6. Remove the drivers lower panel below the steering wheel and remove the air duct as well as the knee shield.
7. Slide out the fuse box holder and ICE Box (should be a black box with many wires going to it). You can remove the instrument cluster at this point but you can also do this without removing the cluster with a little patience
8. Move the pedal spring to one side and remove the eye catch for the cable.
9. Remove the clutch cable by pulling it out from the engine compartment
10. Reinstall in the reverse. Saab actually came out with a bulletin which Needed one to install two washers at the back of the new cable instead of one. The factory cable comes with one but you can remove the 2nd washer off the old cable and install it on the new cable so two exist. This helps take up excessive pedal slack.

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 1995 Saab 900SE V6

having a problem with my 1995 saab 95 when having the muffler change all of a sudden the casket and the value are blowed, those this happen offen, or is it related to the muffler that this can happen, please help me with this? Hperez

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