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Posted by Donald Douglas - (more from Donald Douglas - on Wed, 1 Sep 2004 04:05:26


I need your help! I have a 1990 Saab 9000T that has developed two problems
that are baffling the local mechanics.

First, the engine dies absolutely at about 4300rpm - it's as if it has a rev
limited that shuts the ignition to ground and then comes back on when the
rpms fall back to about 4000rpm. This problem started as intermittent but
is close to constant now.

Second, after replacing the fuel pump and filter (the mechanic claims the
new ones are identical to the original), the car now takes several seconds
of turning over to start. Formerly, it ALWAYS started perfectly (hot or
cold). Now it never starts well but always leaves you guessing if it will
'catch' (but, so far, it always has started eventually).

Any help will be most appreciated.
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