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Saab 9-3 Engine Dies while Driving Or Will Crank but not Start

 
Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 179,337 mi (137,000 mi - 221,675 mi)

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

  • saabntdriver, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 221,675 mi
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    Car lost power while driving. It is believed that it is the Ignition cassette that needs to be replaced. Cost Est $700.00

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  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 137,000 mi

    Drove to Ann Arbor and back to Brownstown. ON the freeway on the way back, the oil and engine light came on and my car just lost all power and shut down. I got it jumped and it started again but ran rough and then shut off again. I thought the motor was ceased but it has oil and most mechanics dont know about Saabs. Im taking ie shop tomorrow.. glad I found this page, saved me from buying a new engine. I love my Saab!

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