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Old 04-02-2014, 05:32 PM   #1
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Help! About to buy 9-5 wagon, but won't start!

Hi, new to the forums and Saabs. I'm about to bid on a 9-5 wagon going for about $330 now at a local charity auction that ends at 8:15 Central tonight.

I looked at the car today -- it's a beautiful red wagon, everything works except sunroof, but according to them, it wouldn't start. However, I tried a few times and it sputtered and eventually started, but ran for only 20 seconds. I did not see the tach jumping around, but I didn't look that closely.

Does this sound like a CPS or a DIC? The CPS is $100 at O'Reilly -- would I install it from above or below?

What about the DIC? What is that and how difficult would that be to replace?

Where does anyone think I should start first?

Thanks!
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:01 PM   #2
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Spark, fuel and air. See if you can put some starting fluid in the intake and see if it sputters. Listen for the fuel pump as you turn the key over and before you try and start it. The fuel rail has a test port for fuel pressure.

Run a compression test and pop the valve cover off and see if there is sludge in the top end.

Look up the procedure for testing DI and spark plugs, see if you are getting spark.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:07 PM   #3
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Mark me down for a dollar on the fuel pump.

How many miles, what year?
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i would bet on a fuel pump too,

Also, i hope its not a v6, they can get ugly fast
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:55 AM   #5
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this is exactly what my volvo did when the fuel pump relay was going.

i say fuel pump or something related to it directly
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