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Old 05-23-2013, 04:00 AM   #1
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2000 Saab 95S engine cutting out

Hi all, I'm new here & looking for help with my Saab 95S. The engine has started cutting out when I'm driving & if I leave it idling it only runs for 10 minutes then stops. I replaced the fuel filter & put in a new battery but the problem remains. What else should I be looking for? Thanks. PS, it had run out of oil when this first started happening, so would that have caused some damage?

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Old 05-23-2013, 09:34 AM   #2
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Running out of oil is bad. After it dies does it crank? Crank, no start is usually a CPS ( crank posiiton sensor) plenty of threads here about this.

If you hurt the engine it coudl be siezing after getting warm ( click, no crank)
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Hi jssaab, Thanks for your reply. Once it cuts out, it does start again usually. Then it cuts out after 5 or 10 minutes of driving or idling. I will look up the threads on sensors & see if I get help from them. Then I will go ask a mechanic for a quote. I'm female in case you hadn't guessed from the oil part Lol. Replacing easy parts is one thing but more serious problems need someone that knows what they're doing
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Hi jssaab, Thanks for your reply. Once it cuts out, it does start again usually. Then it cuts out after 5 or 10 minutes of driving or idling. I will look up the threads on sensors & see if I get help from them. Then I will go ask a mechanic for a quote. I'm female in case you hadn't guessed from the oil part Lol. Replacing easy parts is one thing but more serious problems need someone that knows what they're doing
Guys run out of oil too...

Sounds like a CPS, $50 part one hour to replace Go to a Saab specialist if you can good luck...
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:03 AM   #5
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Thanks again jssaab, I'll take it to a mechanic this week
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Old 05-28-2013, 04:14 AM   #6
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A CPS would show symptoms such as no start condition when the engine is hot. It may only start when the engine is cold. Does this sound familiar to you? I doubt is the sensor, but again, no harm in trying. The specialists can also troubleshoot the sensor by measuring it's resistance. This way you can save some money not to buy a new one if not needed.
Good luck anyway!
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:33 AM   #7
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Sorry for the late reply but I haven't been able to see a mechanic until yesterday. He tells me it's the ignition coil unit that has cracks in it near the spark plugs. His quote to fix it is $900. Having been without my car for 8 weeks now & then hearing this, means I'll be without it a while longer until I can get the money to pay him

PS, he tested the CPS by running the car until it cut out, then poured cold water over the sensor & tried starting the car again. It wouldn't start.

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Old 07-02-2013, 06:35 AM   #8
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The Direct Ignition Cassette is the bit that contains the ignition coils and connects to the spark plugs. $900 seems awfully steep, as you can get an aftermarket DIC for ~$200 (55559955 Aftermarket - Direct Ignition Cassette (Black) - Proparts 28349955 - Free Shipping) or a Saab OEM one for ~$400 (55559955 Genuine Saab - Direct Ignition Cassette (Black) - Free Shipping). That portion is a pretty easy job if you wanted to do it yourself - 4x screws, an electrical connector, and it just pops right off. Maybe ten minutes of work.
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Don't get an aftermarket di cassette get an OEM from carquest for 300 or so. It is a 15 minute job for ANY mechanic to do just bring the part to them.
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Hi, I lost this site for a while sorry. OK, I fitted a new coil unit like the mechanic said, did it myself so all up cost was around $180. That didn't solve the problem so took it elsewhere where they finally confirmed it was the crank sensor. Had it fixed within a day, total cost $345. Now after a long 4 months without a car I'm mobile again
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Update on this problem! 8 months down the track & I have the same problem again! Now I'm told the spark plugs may have caused the crank sensor/coil unit to fail? I've ordered a new set of the right plugs so wish me luck! If I get mobile again I think I'll be selling this Saab!
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No, spark plugs cannot cause a CPS to fail. But that was replaced right?
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