1994 SAAB 900 SAAB will not start!

Tiny
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  • 1994 SAAB 900
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 101,000 MILES
My Saab will turn over but it wont fire up. Over the last few days it was having trouble starting and sometimes and it sounded like the battery was dead but I was able to roll start it. The last time I tried it would turn over and over but never fire up.

Any ideas what is wrong?

If I can figure out what is wrong I could try and fix it myself.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 1:23 PM

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Tiny
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Get a starting fluid/ether/better off gas in a spray bottle and spray into the carb or the throttle body on an EFI. Did it start and die? If not 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, distributor pick-up coil, ignition control module, cam and crank sensors- Note: If it doesn't apply disregard it
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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Thanks a bunch if this works and I don't have to spend all of my money fixing it I'll back to donate!
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Thursday, March 12th, 2009 AT 2:28 PM
Tiny
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So it has a spark and I think it is the fuel pump. However I am not sure about how to get at the fuel pump on a 94 Saab 900 SE V6. They did not have a book about them at the auto parts store. Where would I go about getting a diagram about finding and replacing the fule pump?
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 9:24 AM
Tiny
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Do you hear the fuel pump come on when you turn key to run?
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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No. I couldn't hear it.
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 9:51 AM
Tiny
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Check fuse no.32 15amp if okay power the black and green wire on the fuel pump connector from the battery positive post did it come on?
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 10:07 AM
Tiny
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The fuse is ok. I'm not sure where to find the fuel pump on the 94 saab 900 se v6. Do I have to remove the fuel tank?
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 10:22 AM
Tiny
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Sir-you need a repair manual I foresee problems as we go. Check under the backseat or trunk for an access panel if none you have to drop the fuel tank.

Power the fuel pump from the battery before you comeback and tell me what happened
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Monday, March 16th, 2009 AT 6:08 PM

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