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2008 Saab 9-3 Base 4dr Sedan

2008 Saab 9-3
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Compact
19 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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July 18, 2011, 8:59 pm

Andrew C
 

Question: when cool starts

when it is cool it starts fine but if i drive it then shut it off i have to put starter fluid in and it starts sometimes other times i let it sit for a bit and then it starts i am wondering if it is ignition cassettte or the mass airflow sensor no check engine light turns on it also will miss fire once in a while but i got new spark plugs that has has stop that why won't it start after being run the tempeture is 90 plus out while it happens i let the turbo spoll down for five minutes then shut it off so thats not the problem


July 20, 2011, 3:52 pm

Ron W
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Check the fuel pump pressure. The pump may be failing when it is hot.


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