Problem Description and Possible Solution
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.
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Average mileage: 125,883 (54,000–262,780)
Engines affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 3.0L V6 Turbo, V6
68 people reported this problem
engine dies and wont restart afterdriving apx. 20 min. after setting will restart replaced fuel pump still has problem
car just dies while driving...without any warning!!!
haven't had it diagnosised yet.
My car keeps cutting off while I'm driving and then will crank but will not start up after I wait about 20 mins it starts right up
The sensor has been on for some time and they told me it was the ignition coil and that eventually it would
leave me stranded. 6 months later its been ok... until a couple of weeks ago. Twice it has shut off while
driving and idling has gotten super rough. Today, it kept cranking and
wouldn't turn over. Eventually it did and it was a rough ride.
My engine fails to start and then when it does it idles roughly, runs roughly all the time. Sounds like the engine is "skipping"
STALLS WHEN COMING TO STOP UNLESS I PUT IN NEUTRAL, AND INCREASE FUEL WHILE BRAKING
Engine will crank but not start until the third or more tries. It has died a few times after driving about 3/4 mile at a stoplight.
engine will crank yet wont start and the check engine light stays on due to throttle body issues
Car stops while driving or cranks but doesnt start.
engine warning light came on. code said to replace direct ignition coil. Replaced and ran fine for a few days, now have the same problem again, only worse
Apparently there is a recall still in affect for the DIC, replaced by dealership and problem solved.
Three ignition cassette failures: 1) sudden failure without warning @ highway speeds (54K); 2) intermittent misfires and elective replacement (200K); 3) sudden failure @highway speeds with a single misfire 1 minute prior (241K)
My 2001 Saab 9.5 will simply just stop running sometimes while driving on freeway at freeway speeds. I have had the dic replaced the ignition censor all the spark plugs and it worked fine for about 2 weeks but now it's doing the same thing and it seems,that the battery is draining power fast.
Engine died while driving
Rough idle,dies while driving,sometimes won't start, engine light stays on and or flashes.
Codes P1312 and P1334. Replace DI
Stalls at times or turns over but will not start
Car died will srart but won't crank
Rough idle and dies after driving for 20 mins or so. So far it has restarted each time. I am also having trouble with the battery discharging after 24 hours or so. I have replaced battery, cleaned the key cylinder several times and key pops up fine. I can't seem to find what is draining the battery. I haven't driven the darn thing all summer because I don't feel safe but hate to get rid of it.
While driving 70 on the freeway the car began to loose a little power and feel sluggish . As I pulled off the exit the brake was very stiff as of the car power were shut off however it was still running. I had to apply my full body weight to the pedal to slow it down. As I pulled off the exit to the gas station it began to gain and lose power . After pulling over and checking the engine I tried to restart it. The engine fluctuates idling from 1k to 3k for about 10 seconds then sputters and dies. The brake is still stiff when idling. The car does have a small oil leak which I keep topped off an I noticed when I checked the oil one of the tubes by the oil dip stick was off(I coul have knocked off when I removed te plastic plate over the oil area. ) also I recently had the cassette replaced with a used one one month ago during a similar issue due to bad spark plugs . This time the car starts though and does the crazy idling before dying. Any help woul be appreciated .