Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 10:41:55 +0100
From: "Ken \(the sane one\)" <>
Subject: Re: 1995 9000CSE Starting Problem

"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>

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