Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 14:45:25 -0800
From: Kimo Saaby <kimo_saabynopsameja.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000T ignition problems


I have an 83 900 Turbo (342,000 miles!) and I was getting the symptoms you described. It was the connection to the Hall Transmitter unit on the distributor. I don't know if a 9000 even has that, but if you have a connection on the distributor housing (not the cap)... Try this: when it's running ok at idle push & move the connector a little. If it starts to bog down or die - wrap it up nice & tight with electrical tape so that it can't move. Mine was driving me nutty, but now.......... purrrrrrrrrrfect. Brian Ladd amos wrote: > I have an 11 year old Saab 9000T which have just stopped on me. > Over the past 3 weeks the engine has began to cut out whilst idling (waiting > for the 30 sec to stop the engine after a long journey) and once whilst > cruising, but on all occasions the engine restarted. But now it has refused > to restart. The engine turns over but does not start. I have check the spark > plugs (new a week old) and found them covered in petrol (probably flood > engine trying to start it) so I assume that the fuel pump is operating OK. > So I am assuming it's the direct ignition unit. > But what troubles me is that it appears to be an intermittent fault (like a > loose connection, but I have checked the wiring and cannot see any obvious > signs of a corroded connection. Any ideas?

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