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    9-3 SE 2.0T wont start after overheating

    Hello Saabworld Forum, nice to be here. I have a question and have not been able to find any existing info on the forum.


    I have a 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0T. The coolant was full. When I parked the car after about 25 minutes of driving and switched it off, water vapour came out of the engine compartment. To be more precise, it came out of a small hole in a hose that goes from the coolant tank to the engine. It took a few minutes for the liquid and steam to stop coming out. I left the car overnight and then wanted to start it (of course, the radiator fluid was completely refilled). The car no longer starts. It makes a normal starting noise but does not start. Is there a lock that can be removed after overheating? I once heard that Saab has one. Is this true? I just want to be sure before I take it to a garage and have it disassembled. Here in Cyprus I don't know anyone who knows Saab very well.


    Thanks for your help in advance!
    Stephanos

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    Geoffrey Storey
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    It could be the cps sensor. (Crankshaft position sensor)

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoff 9-3 View Post
    It could be the cps sensor. (Crank position sensor)


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    Thank you very much for your reply! Ill check it! Thank you.

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    Disconnecting the Neg battery cable for a few minutes can solve a lot of odd problems and costs nothing to try.

    If the engine is turning over and the tach doesn't even look like it wants to wiggle, you probably need a new sensor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    Disconnecting the Neg battery cable for a few minutes can solve a lot of odd problems and costs nothing to try.

    If the engine is turning over and the tach doesn't even look like it wants to wiggle, you probably need a new sensor.
    Thank you very much! The Machanian picked up the car today. He will check everything. I'll report back on what the problem was. Thank you!

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    Is it fixed? if it is what was the fault?

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    Fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by geoff 9-3 View Post
    Is it fixed? if it is what was the fault?
    Hello, thanks for asking. The car was in the shop. They found out it was the Direct Ignition Cassette. https://www.saabusaparts.com/Saab-Di...p/55561132.htm
    This one was burnt out. We got a replacement part. 180 euros including labor. The car runs perfectly again.

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    Geoffrey Storey
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    Im pleased your car is running again.


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    Thank you!

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