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1999 9-3 Shuts Off Mid-Drive, Electrical or Fuel issue??
Posted by Nate [Email] (more from Nate) on Thu, 12 Sep 2019 09:51:28
So I’ve had a 1999 SAAB 9-3 for a little over a year and in the last two months I’ve run into a problem with it stalling mid-drive. After I was stranded in southern Oregon (about a month ago) due to it stalling and refusing to start up, I eventually replaced the fuel pump and filter after I described the problem to a couple mechanics and was advised to do so.
It ran well for a few days but still stalled a few days later (it started back up less than 10 minutes later) so I got a new fuel pump relay. Again it worked well for a few trips but when it still persisted I was told the crank shaft sensor was the problem so I replaced that last week and it’s still giving me problems.
It’s unpredictable and inconsistent when it happens but I can usually feel it start to give out when driving and one of the ways I’ve avoided it completely stalling is to drop it into a lower gear cause for whatever reason it doesn’t catch on the correct gear.
I haven’t had the money to take it to a shop and get it checked out, otherwise I would think the problem would have been correctly identified by now but I’m hoping someone out there can point me in the right direction.
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