Saab 9-5 Problem Report
Saab 9-5 Engine 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.
engine dies and wont restart afterdriving apx. 20 min. after setting will restart replaced fuel pump still has problem - Visitor
STALLS WHEN COMING TO STOP UNLESS I PUT IN NEUTRAL, AND INCREASE FUEL WHILE BRAKING - JSTEELE72
engine will crank yet wont start and the check engine light stays on due to throttle body issues - Visitor
Codes P1312 and P1334. Replace DI - Visitor
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. - Visitor
car just dies while driving...without any warning!!! haven't had it diagnosised yet. - lunabear
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 - Visitor
My engine fails to start and then when it does it idles roughly, runs roughly all the time. Sounds like the engine is "skipping" - Visitor
Apparently there is a recall still in affect for the DIC, replaced by dealership and problem solved. - Visitor
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) - Visitor
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. - Visitor
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 - corsi
Car stops while driving or cranks but doesnt start. - Visitor
Stalls at times or turns over but will not start - Visitor
I had the same problem my Saab will shut right off,and I checked everything and it was my crank poisition sensor - Visitor
Car died will srart but won't crank - WANDA Gaines
Car does not start after sitting in rain. Dies in idle, dies when going up or down inclines. Runs perfectly in warm, dry weather. Stalls at low speeds. - Visitor
Car would not idle properly and would die when idling. tried cleaning the mass flow sensor and disconnecting it. The is is the throttle body failing or failed. The mechanical throttle cable allows the car to be drivable but not designed to be used continuously. It throws a check engine alert and code. Replacing the throttle body is only option. About $400-500 plus labor. - Visitor
Engine stops while driving. Cranks but doesn't start for anywhere from 1-2 minutes to an hour later. Has always started eventually. - Visitor
Engine stalls while city driving. Does not start immediately after. - Visitor
If the engine will crank but not start, it may be the fuel pump has failed. Diagnosis may find...
So I was driving my Saab about a week back and had to accelerate a little quickly to merge onto...
The fuel pump check valve may have failed if the engine requires more cranking before it start...
I suspect either the direct ignition cassette or the crank sensor
engine died while driving happened 3 times in the last 3 days.....auto zone couldn't find any c...