Date: Sun, 20 Dec 1998 20:45:29 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Help! 9000CD turbo not starting

Patrick Rivas wrote: > > I have a '91 9000CD turbo that was stalling/cutting off at various > times. I replaced one vacuum hose that was cracked but that didn't make > much difference. Lately, the car would stall more often and got to be > difficult to start when it cut off on its own. I finally took it to a > Saab shop and they determined that I had a bad bypass valve. It was > late so I decided to bring it back in a couple of days when the mechanic > would be in again. In the meantime I changed the oil and put in a new > Fram extra guard oil filter. The car started fine at first and shut off > twice. After the second time it would not start again. It will tumble > sometimes but it won't start. It also backfires even after I have > stopped and gotten out of the car. The battery is going down and I > don't know what else to do at this point especially since I cannot find > any shop manuals on this car. Any help would be appreciated. > > Thanks, > Patrick > Check your air mass meter... Oh... yours is a 2.3l ... I don't know if it has an air mass meter. Check your manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor. Also check the DI cassette... if you've never replaced it before, now might be the time. Buy the Haynes 9000 manual... it's the only option short of the factory manual. -Justin

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