1997 SAAB 900 stall

Tiny
HOWEY
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  • 1997 SAAB 900
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 73,000 MILES
I have a 2.3l non-turbo 97 saab 900 s convertible. IT has recently been stalling out alot, first it was just at stops, now it does it going down the road. It always started right back up until the most recent 3 times, it has to sit now 5-10minutes b4 it will start again. Please help.
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Saturday, November 7th, 2009 AT 4:49 PM

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Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Hi Howey and TY for the donation.

Do you have a check engine light?

Next time it dies out do not wait do below immediately to determine if its fuel or spark then get back with some results so that we can continue to assist

Get a helper disconnect a sparkplug wire or 2 and ground it to the engine -have helper crank engine over-do you have a snapping blue spark? If so-you have a fuel related problem, check the fuel pressure to rule out the fuel filter/fuel pump/pressure regulator and listen to the injector/s are they pulsing or hook up a noid light. No snapping blue spark continue to troubleshoot the ignition system-power input to the coil/coil packs, coil's resistances, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors and computer Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Sunday, November 8th, 2009 AT 1:35 AM
Tiny
HOWEY
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I have gotton someone to test now and 2 codes came up. Front 02 sensor and crankshaft position sensor a circut. I also drove the car a few hours after that around 8-10 miles round trip stoping twice maybe a half hour each and it NEVER STALLED ONCE? What are your thoughts on this?
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 AT 9:44 AM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
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Lets checked and test the crankshaft positioning sensor-the oxygen sensor won't cause the engine to stall
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Thursday, November 12th, 2009 AT 3:06 PM
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MATTDSLV
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I have a saab 900 se turbo 1997 2.0. Wants to stall while it is in idle or comes to a stop. Engine vibrates hard when in idle. Whats wrong with my car? Had some recnt water damge. Had to replace radiator, water pump and head gasket. Engine stall while idle was never addressed.
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Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 AT 4:31 PM
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Did you check for trouble codes?
What is the idling speed?

Could possibly be due to idling speed below specification.
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Sunday, October 30th, 2011 AT 6:54 AM
Tiny
MNTHNY4
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You need to replace the crankshaft position sensor asap to correct stalling starting issue, note for o2s sensor it is always best to replace both sensors on these vehicles, just to save u some time going back to replace the next one right after replacing just one. Good luck.
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Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 AT 8:49 PM

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