Crank but No Start Condition and No Fuel Pressure on Saab 9-3

If the engine will crank but not start, it may be the fuel pump has failed. Diagnosis may find no fuel pressure when attempting to start the engine.

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Average mileage: 121,000 (94,000–135,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2004, 2006
15 people reported this problem
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2002 Saab 9-3 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 94,000 mi,
faulty fuel pump
1999 Saab 9-3 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 122,000 mi,
Car died in the middle of the street, cranked but wouldn't turn over. diagnosed as faulty fuel pump, replaced.
2000 Saab 9-3 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 135,000 mi,
Fuel pump went, was replaced after being towed.
2004 Saab 9-3 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 121,000 mi,
Cranks but will not start no fuel pressure
2006 Saab 9-3 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
This happened to me on a rainy humid day that the car had not been driven for 3 days. It appeared that the humidity was affecting the starter because after several attempts, some rest (thinking that the starter was dead), and one last attempt, the engine started no problem . Thank god I gave it some time before calling the tow truck.