2001 Saab 9-5 Repair and Maintenance
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2001 Saab 9-5 ProblemsEngine Dies while Driving Or Will Crank but not Start
The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but not start. The engine may also have a rough idle and run roughly. Diagnosis may discover trouble codes for random misfires.
The exhaust flex pipe can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from the front/center area of the vehicle. The flex pipe is a flexible joint in the exhaust that allows for engine movement.
2001 Saab 9-5 QuestionsThick white smoke - stopped accelerating - cranking, not starting - no motor oil (1 answer)
My 2001 Saab 9-5 Sedan (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M) recently took an uncommon road trip (80 miles). After making a quick pit stop, we restarted the car and the tailpipe began emitting a white smoke, which gradually thickened. About 5 minutes later, the smoke was incredibly dense and the car stopped accel...
All dash lights come on. Car sputters and chugs. Will not accelerate. Just replaced battery 10/2013. Was running fine until it suddenly happened. No other warning signs or issues.