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Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2006 16:20:06 -0500
From: Fred W <>
Subject: Re: 2001 93 Saab auto trans, engine won't turn but lights will, battery isn't bad. Only after i drive somewhere and the engine was previously running, not when the car has been sitting for a while

stephen.luchko wrote: > I have a 2001 Saab 93. which is a standard trans. 4 times now, only > when i have driven somewhere, got out of the car to go shopping or > whatever for 15-20 minutes, i come back to the car and it will not > start. This never happens if the car has been sitting. It only happens > after i drive somewhere. What happens is the lights will turn on and I > will get display pannel also up and working, so i dont' think it's the > battery because the electric stuff does turn on, But the engine will > not turn on. Does this car have an ignition lock that i don't know > about and there is some trick to it? Or is there something more major? > Please help me or ask more question that i am forgetting. Eventually > the car does start up after like 25 times!!! > I can't say for sure about your '01, but for many older (mid '90's) SAABs that is the very typical symptom of a bad ignition switch. The electrical (switch contacts) part of the switch could be replaced on those and the keyed mechanical part retained. Not sure if that is true for yours. -- -Fred W

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