Car worked perfectly until I tried starting it one night at Wal-Mart. As soon as I turned the key the car started and then stalled, after shifting to reverse. Turned the key again, but this time it wouldn't start? I somehow managed to get it to a shop and we replaced the starter. It starts fine now, but for some reason it still shuts off when I put it in reverse. It shuts off about 2-3 seconds after putting it in reverse, regardless of what I do. Car runs great other than that.
Car shuts off in... reverse? on 1997 Saab 900
by one.zero71 in Titusville, FL on September 08, 2010
ANSWER by JParsons on September 09, 2010
It sounds like your trans computer is malfunctioning. I recommend having a Saab dealership or Saab specialist diagnose and repair the car for you. I recommend a specialist or dealership because earlier Saabs are, well, a different breed of car.