Date: 24 Aug 2006 08:31:29 -0700
Subject: Re: 1995 9000CSE Starting Problem

No, the only other "issue" is that at the beginning of July the A/C started not blowing very cold so I took it to the same local mechanic to be recharged and he said that when they flushed out the cooling system there was a bit of residue in the radiator. He alerted me to the fact that this could be a sign of a cracked head gasket. When he most recently had the card (for the starting problem) he said that upon starting it in the morning another mechanic noticed white smoke coming from the tailpipe. I haven't noticed that since, nor did it happen when he tried to show me later the same day. I have noticed tiny moments of reduced power when driving on the freeway...I attributed it to having used Exxon gas. Is this starting to look bad? Johannes wrote: > wrote: > > > > I'm having a starting problem with my '95 9000CSE. It takes 4 or 5 > > tries before it will actually start, mostly after the car has been > > sitting awhile - anywhere from a few hours to overnight. > > It cranks and sounds like it's about to turn over but it doesn't. > > I took it to my local (non-Saab) mechanic who changed the spark plugs, > > but that > > didn't do the trick. > > I don't know if this is pertinent, but the voltage used to be 13 when > > starting the car, it > > now reads 10. Is that a clue? > > I've also read that this problem is not uncommon and, while most > > mechanics think it's the > > starter, it's actually the ignition. > > So, any advice? > > Thanks so much. > > Are there any other symptoms, e.g. poor running, hesitation, reduced power, > smoke; anything unusual when you're driving?

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