Car ran fine before the tow. just picked it up off my sister in law. After about a 45 min tow it wont start. i replaced the cps and it started up fine for about 5 mins then shut off. Fuel pump doesnt sound like its turning on. Car sat for about 6 months with 3/4 tank of gas. could be waterdown gas or clogged fuel filter. Any ideas to test this by yourself?
crank but wont start on 2003 Saab 9-5
by unkonscious in Middletown, PA on April 11, 2013
ANSWER by globalhelper on April 11, 2013
ck fuel pressure to start with
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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will run smoothly and once warmed up if idling it will cut off and not restart but will turn over really strong or I can be driving and it will just shut off on its own unless I am double peddling...