Date: Sun, 12 Jul 1998 23:52:18 -0500
From: markus <>
Subject: Re: 9000 won't start!

Solutions for intermittent 9000 ignition switc-- related to heat: Cover the steering column with a rag, towel, t-shirt, newspaper-- just to keep direct sunlight off of it. Buy a can of electronics coolant from Radio Shack and spray down the key hole. When desperate, hold ice cubes on to the on to the metal part of the switch to 'draw' the heat out. Murray M. Pastko wrote: > > Jim Russell wrote in message <>... > >I have a 1989 Saab 9000. It run good most of the time, but lately it > >won't start when it is warm. > > >Jim, I have a '89 9000s that had the same problem. The starter switch is > plastic and expands when hot. It won't start then. I used to bypass the > switch by jumping the starter direct from the battery with a small wire from > the positive terminal to the contact under the rubber cover that is used for > diagnostics. But that was happening every time so my mechanic put in a > relay to give the starter a jolt directly from the battery. Haven't a > problem since. Murray

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