Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 13:29:06 +0200
From: Mark <Marknospam
Subject: Re: 1995 9000CSE Starting Problem

On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:41:55 +0100, "Ken \(the sane one\)" <> wrote: > >"Mark" <Marknospam wrote in message >news:4lifg2d3ja16m6abntm460jinqt0bicvn4nospamcom... >> On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 11:06:30 +0200, Mark <Marknospam wrote: >> >>>Sorry to jump in late on this thread. I have a girlfriend who has a >>>9000i 2 Litre Saab, who is having starting problems. As the car had no >>>servicing in a very long time, I changed the Battery, Fuel Filter, >>>Spark Plugs and Air Filter. Unfortunately this did not help. I >>>suspected fuel pump problem, so I took the hose off the inlet to the >>>fuel filter and it squirts out fuel no problem. The Fuel pump only >>>seems to run when the engine is turning over, you can hear it near the >>>rear passenger seat. It makes no noise when the ignition is on but the >>>engine is not turning over, is this correct?. I read in another post >>>that there are fuel return/check valves, and clues as the where these >>>might be located? Do you think I am on the right track? >>> >>>In desperation I did exchange the main HT Lead, Electronic Ignition >>>Unit and Coil with a secondhand part I had to hand, but this made no >>>difference, so I put the originals back. >>> >>> (remove the X to reply) >> > >Although Mark here appears to be the exception to the rule, these symptoms >(once the plugs and battery etc have been checked) usually come down to a >dodgy DirectIgnition unit (coil pack). When buying a replacement, make sure >it is the bright red one not the black ones as used on 9-3s and 9-5s > >cheers > >Ken > ><long time Saab freak> > Thanks Ken I am not sure what the terminology used here is (I am not a SAAB man) the car as far as I can remember is a 9000i (not terbo) 2.0 litre engine. The Electronic Ignition part I used to exchange was in fact a brand new one, which indeed was black (Bosch). When I ordered the part I gave them the number off the old unit. Are the bright red ones better?

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