Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2000 09:26:34 -0800
From: "amos" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000T ignition problems

Thanks , but my Saab has a direct ignition unit and I can't see any distributor Vince "Kimo Saaby" <> wrote in message > 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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