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Date: 10 May 2003 15:43:32 -0700
From: (dave silva)
Subject: wiring problem on a 85 900

Greetings, I'm looking at a 1985 Saab 900 4d, fair condition all the way around. Wife loves it. The good 'ole boy who owns it says it has a wiring problem to the fuel pump. One day it stopped running. HE had someone look at it, that person connected something to the fuel pump leads in the trunk and the car started right up. I've never owned a Saab but I'm guessing there is a relay and/or a fuse that controls power to the pump. DOes the fuel pump run constantly like some chevy's or is it on demand via a pressure sensor? I'm an aircraft electrician so these things don't intimidate me much, (unlike mechanical problems) But I need a general direction or a list of things to look for before I buy this car on spec. If the fuel pump is constantly on then i can just bypass the relays and power it up (ok, not entirely safe) but if it runs on demand then the system has to be right. His opening price was $700 as is, Does that seem high? It has 140,000 miles, interior is decent, manual sunroof, 5-speed, etc, (car was not for sale, i approached him about it) THanx Dave Silva

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