Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 19:22:23 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamfitter.com>
Subject: Re: My 9000 CDE, 1993 turbo won't start


"Fred W." wrote: > > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamfitter.com> wrote in message > news:3EE6FBE0.75C2DE83nopsamfitter.com... > > > > > > Manny wrote: > > > > > > I have a Saab 9000 CDE, year 1993, turbo. Of late it has begun not to > > > start for no apparent reason. When it doesn't, it sounds totally dead. > > > After a while it starts for no apparent reason. Has anybody had this > > > experience? Any advise? > > > Thanks. > > > > One word: DI cassette. > > No. Read his description. He said "totally dead". Yes, but had this on my 1993 9k: "totally dead" for a while, then "starts after a while for no apparent reason". Presumably after the DI has cooled down. This is what I once experienced. The intermittent DI problems got worse over the next few weeks until the car came to a total standstill like a stubborn mule. > Sounds like the infamous bad key switch. I had this happen on a '93. It > seemed a bit heat related. Try wiggling the crap out of the ignition key > area. You can replace just the switch part of the ignition without having > to replace the key lock cylinder. Another possibility. Johannes

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