Intermittent No Cranking of Starter on Saab 9-5

The electrical contact on the starter solenoid can come loose causing a problem where the starter intermittently does not crank.

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Average mileage: 135,000 (115,000–155,000)
Electrical & Lights affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
6 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2005
9 people reported this problem
3 people shared problem details
2003 Saab 9-5115,000
non star is power but no crank,
95,000 Wants to crank, sounds like it is going to turn over,will not. New battery, Alternator good, Starter check out good. Leave it sitting for a while or over night sometimes it will decide to crank sometimes not. Will not allow me to move the gear sift out of reverse like it is stuck.
1999 Saab 9-5155,000
No cranking when turning key solution - crank shaft sensor I rocked the car back and forth a little Bang - started right away. 180.00 for a total repair.
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