Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 18:51:50 -0700
From: "Glenn" <splitscreennopsamt.net.au>
Subject: Re: Hot car (99, 9-5) no start?


Classic Crank Angle Sensor problem. they are sensitive to temp changes "**-**" <m.faulksnopsamternet.com> wrote in message news:bh6i6j$v42t7$1nopsam99813.news.uni-berlin.de... > > "Bill Jackson" <wjacksonnopsamesterdotrr.com> wrote in message > news:s0hZa.178270$EQ5.92470nopsamter.nyroc.rr.com... > > This started thursday when I took my kid to football practice > > > > Parked the car, walked him over to practice, got him in with the coach, > etc. > > All in all about a half hour. > > > > Came back, car won't start. Cranks just fine, but doesn't start. Open > > hood, it's HOT in there (outside temp is hovering about 85 these days) > > Leave hood open for about 15 minutes, trying occasionally and when it gets > > cooled down, car starts. > > > > Same thing yesterday, pulled into the garage after doing some stuff, went > > back about 20 minutes later, car won't start. open hood, use other car, > > when I get home an hour later fires right up. > > > > Same thing today, went to restaurant with kids after a pretty good ride on > > the highway. park, order, eat, all in all about an hour. No start, open > > hood, sit 15 minutes, starts right up. Then drive to another place, there > > for about a half hour but this time I left the hood open. Started first > > try. > > > > I suspected that the radiator fans were'nt working, so when I got home let > > the car run and they both kicked on first low speed and then when hte car > > got hot to high speed. BUT they go off when I turn off the ignition and > > don't come back on. (don't know if that is normal, should they run > without > > the ignition on to cool the car?) > > > > This FEELS like a vapor lock or something like that, but who knows. > > > > Any ideas? I'm traveling next week so I won't be able to get it into the > > Saab shop till the week after so I'll have some time to think about this. > > > > Thanks in advance for any ideas > > Ignition breaking down under hight temp, check coil packs and ignition amp > if applicable (prob not on yours) > > Regards > Matt > >

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