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Old 11-23-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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2001 9-5 se wagon starting problem

Sorry for this being a first time post.

I just bought a 2001 9-5 se wagon. This is my first Saab. The wife and I are using it to test the waters for down sizing from a SUV.

So, this particular car. It was/is a risk but was a great price(well, we'll see). I bought it not running, the PO decided to change the radiator and stopped mid-way (frustrated?). Anyway, I could not start/drive it and he wasn't willing to take the time to put it back together. So, I bought a 98k mile, clean but non-running wagon. FWIW, it had some maintenance documentation, inc. timing belt change.

So today, I charged the battery, reconnected the intake system, but not the cooling system, except the trans line, which I attached. Went to start it and all I got was a very quick almost start, otherwise, nada.

I've never baselined a "modern" car so, how do I check for fuel and spark on this car?

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