Engine Dies while Driving Or Will Crank but not Start on Saab 900

The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but start. Diagnosis may also discover trouble codes for random misfires.

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Average mileage: 142,000 (100,000–170,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
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1996 Saab 900 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 170,000 mi,
While ignition is on and car is in drive, the car will suddenly lose power and must be re-started. Once re-started, the 'Check Engine' light will come on. No error codes are present when diagnosis computer is connected. Mechanic seems to think problem is with DI cassette and should be replaced.