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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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January 22, 2012, 12:36 pm

Paul U
 

Question: Why won't my car start?

2002 Saab 93. Yesterday I drove 40 miles, parked car for 4 hours. Then got gas (had 1/3 tank). Drove 40 miles home. Car was completely normal. 20 minutes later, went to start car again. It turned over, but "chugged" a little, and shut off. Tried again and gave it a little gas... Still shut off. Now it doesn't turn over. Local novice mechanic kid shot some carb cleaner into some pipe, and this allows it to turn over, but still shuts off. Any clue?


January 25, 2012, 8:56 pm

Elizabeth K
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It sounds like there is an issue with the fuel delivery. It could be the fuel pump relay or fuse, or it could be the fuel pump or a lack of signal to the fuel injectors. You can try steps 6 & 7 in the following article for troubleshooting advice:
http://www.2carpros.com/articles/car-cranks-but-wont-start


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