Intermittent No Cranking of Starter on Saab 9-5

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 153,000 (115,000–189,000)
Electrical & Lights affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
7 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005
11 people reported this problem
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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.
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.