Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 13:08:04 GMT
From: "Fred W." <johsnopsamfitter.com> wrote in message
news:3EE7735F.BBB56A6nopsamfitter.com...
>
>
> "Fred W." wrote:
> >
> > "Johannes H Andersen" <johsnopsamfitter.com> wrote in message
> > news:3EE6FBE0.75C2DE83nopsamfitter.com...
> > >
> > >
> > > Manny wrote:
> > > >
> > > > I have a Saab 9000 CDE, year 1993, turbo. Of late it has begun not
to
> > > > start for no apparent reason. When it doesn't, it sounds totally
dead.
> > > >  After a while it starts for no apparent reason. Has anybody had
this
> > > > experience? Any advise?
> > > > Thanks.
> > >
> > > One word: DI cassette.
> >
> > No.  Read his description.  He said "totally dead".
>
> Yes, but had this on my 1993 9k: "totally dead" for a while, then "starts
> after a while for no apparent reason". Presumably after the DI has cooled
> down. This is what I once experienced. The intermittent DI problems got
> worse over the next few weeks until the car came to a total standstill
> like a stubborn mule.

If the DI is bad the engine will still turn over but will not start.  I
interpret "totally dead" as can't even turn over.  No click, no turn-over,
dead.  But I may be wrong...

-Fred

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