Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 19:58:59 -0000
From: "vince" <>
Subject: Re: Peculiar at times

I don't know if this will help but I have a 9000T and the same thing happen . I check the spark plugs and found them covered with petrol so it was not the fuel pump . But it was the direct ignition unit. If you have not got a DI I suggest that it may be your distributor Vince "Kimo Saaby" <> wrote in message > Mine did this to me... and eventually started up enough to get it home. > It WAS the fuel pump. > > To get it home or to a shop: try tapping on it with a screwdriver or > something... this will often make it work one last time. > > (Did you check the fuse for the pump?) > > BTW: the pump is under the floor board thingie in the trunk. There's a > circular metal cap over it. > > I put a used pump in myself. You can too! > > > - Brian > > > > NT wrote: > > > Ok my fellow Saabers or should I say sobbers. I love'em as much as you > > do but they are trouble at times...lots of times! I just can't seem to > > get rid of it though. > > I have a 1989 900S that has done this to me more than once so I thought > > everything was going to be ok, but my car is spending the night in a > > lonely parking lot tonight. > > I was speeding home after work and had one errand to make before > > arriving at home. I stopped and turned off the car. When I returned it > > would turn over and over but would not start. I waited several minutes > > because, like I said this has happened before. Well, after several > > minutes it acted as if it would start by sputtering a few seconds before > > dying again. I left and came back an hour or so later and still the same > > thing. In the past after I let it cool down and it would crank right up > > again. I even had a guy stop once and told me to hold the gas pedal to > > the floor while turning the motor over and low and behold that did it, > > but I tried everything this time with no luck. I think maybe it's the > > fuel pump since it is sputtering for a few seconds and then > > dying....anyone have anything else that comes to mind???? > > Thanks, > > Nick >

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