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1997 Saab 900 Question: Car shuts off in... reverse?



, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Titusville, FL, September 08, 2010, 14:29

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.

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    September 09, 2010, 23:21

    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.

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