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Since it does eventually start and run, hard starting is usually a fuel delivery problem (pressure regulator, fuel filter, fuel pump, kinked fuel line). First check the fuel pressure after turning the key on but not starting the car.

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Jan 04, 2018

the first thing i would is to check that the window motor/regluator behind the door interior panel has not come loose/adrift from the door frame and gone out off adjustment also check that the guide seals have not got trapped/folded over or split damaged

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Dec 13, 2017

fuel gauge voltage is controlled by the dash board, there is a board on the back of the dash that connects the rev counter the voltage is controlled by this board. you would need to change this board. but to do so you would need to open up the dash board display to get to the board or just replace the dash.

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Jul 22, 2017

You will need to replace the sending unit, that is really the only thing that will cause this issue

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Mar 30, 2017

Have you checked you're actually getting a spark on all 4? Take out each plug in turn, leave it connected and ensure the metal body of the plug is touching a metal part of the car (the cylinder head will do :) ) Get someone to crank the car for you & see if there's a good, fat spark on the end of the plug. If you find one doesn't have a spark, start by changing over the plug lead with one of the others & see if the fault moves with the lead. If so, replace the faulty lead; actually, I'd replace the set as if one has gone, the others won't be far behind.

There are many other faults that could cause that symptom but I don't know that engine well enough to be much help :(

Let us know how you get on.

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Dec 12, 2016

Saabs can be prone to floating ground issues in some of the light fixtures. My older one had this happen in particular, when the ground plane in the tail light cluster rusted and isolated the ground on a bunch of lights. It turned into a bypass where brakes, blinkers, emergency, all would make all the lights flash kind of dimly.

You should be able to remove the rear light clusters from inside the trunk. Look and see if there is corrosion, or signs that the ground plane - should look like a large scale printed circuit board, is damaged. Clean it off with a wire brush. if the ground plane is broken, you'll want to either get a replacement base plane, or, if you re-connect the ground, use some heavy wire to solder it back into connection so that it can handle the current for the lights.

I hope this might help!

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Nov 18, 2015

Points to poor earth contact on left rearlight

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Nov 03, 2015

suspect low fuel pressure to the injectors
run the fault codes to determine where the fault may be before you spend money

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Oct 09, 2015

0730 = incorrect gear ratio 0741=Torque convertor clutch malfunction. Suggest check transmission fluid level and wiring connections

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Oct 03, 2015

Boiling water will remove corrosion,then smear with petroleum jelly to prevent it repeating.

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Oct 03, 2015

This sounds like either the battery (most likely) or the alternator. If the fault's with the battery, maybe the voltage regulator needs checking/ resetting.

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Sep 04, 2015

your engine will stop working because it will not supply gas to your engine

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Sep 04, 2015

Yes, it will. The crank sensor sends pulses to the vehicle computer, which uses them to synchronize the firing of the injectors with the rotation of the engine. If there is no input from the crank sensor, there will be no injector pulse and no spark pulse.

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Aug 10, 2015

Check the wiring in or close to the turn switch lever, they may be frayed and be the cause.

1997 Saab 900 | Answered on Jul 16, 2015

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