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Battery light flashing, car cannot be started
Hello there. In most cases similar to this, the alternator and battery will fix the issues you have described. In more rare cases, there may be other things that cause the same symptoms. They are the battery cables, alternator fuse,...
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AC works partially, depending on low or high setup
The AC system uses a variety of actuators inside the ducting system in the car which control things such as what vents are used and whether the air is hot or cold. It seems most likely that the mode selector...
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My hazardous light won't turn off.
Often times the hazards are connected to the alarm system. Most cars alarm system can be reset in one of two ways. The first way is unlocking and locking either the drivers door, passengers door, or trunk two or three...
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Blue smoke from exhaust now and again
Hi there! Blue smoke coming from the vehicle's exhaust is typically an indication of two mechanical component failures. First, when the smoke comes out while the vehicle is accelerating, it's commonly caused by damaged piston rings. Piston rings can wear...
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My car start and run fine but when i put in drive it shuts off
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2001 Saab 9-5. I would recommend checking the idle air control valve. If you would like help, an expert from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your car's...
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Runs rough. Wont start
Without more information, its hard to tell what the issue may be.The Check Engine Light coming on is a good thing. This is the sign that the computer has detected an issue, and will set a diagnostic troubleshooting code(s). Start...
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Made some repairs to the shift linkage bushing. Now my engine cranks but won't start.
Hello. If the no start condition began after your work on the shifter linkage then it may be possible that the two are related. If you have already double checked your work and everything appears to be fine, then there...
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Stalling at low speeds and idle.
You may have a dirty or failing idle air control valve. The idle air control valve reads the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine at low speeds and at idle. Since...
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White smoke coming from tailpipe with the code for evap large leak.
Hi there. The white smoke coming from the exhaust system indicates that there is water (coolant) in the exhaust system. This is caused by the coolant getting into the combustion chamber and burning off with the fuel. The coolant is...
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Why would fluid continuously flows out from the reservoir as soon as the car heats up?
The cap on a car radiator is designed to withstand internal cooling system pressure, as the system heats up, of 16 to 20 psi (pounds per square inch) depending on the particular vehicle. If your cap has failed, and thus...
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My car revs it's rpms when at park and drives itself to 25 mph without pressure on the gas pedal
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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2005 9.5 turbo started blowing smoke out tail pipe and under front side of engine and leaking a lil oil it's a turbo not over heat
It sounds like you are having a crankcase ventilation problem. There is a series of baffles in the valve cover and a vent pipe that allow vapors and pressure to escape from the crankcase into the intake as they build...
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Fuel pump replacement cost.
Billing question was sent to CS for the cost to replace the fuel pump on a 2006 Saab with a L4-2.3L Turbo engine.
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2005 Saab 9-5, cannot shift out of park unless I push little release button on left of panel. Why?
Hi there. It might be that when your battery was replaced a fuse that powers a shift sensor may have been damaged, but that's highly unlikely. This might be an issue where the linkage is slightly out of alignment, or...
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clutch pedal sticks and engages too soon, difficult to change gears with engine running. with engine off, clutch seems to shift ok
It sounds as though you're having trouble with your clutch hydraulic system. You first need to check to see that there is fluid in the clutch system. It may be the same reservoir as the brake master, or it may...
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Saab wont start, or crank, check engine light, "coolant sensor" is on
Starting with the coolant sensor. While the coolant sensor may be an issue, rarely if ever will a failed coolant sensor prevent the engine from cranking. It usually will just effect engine performance and economy. If the engine shut down...
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2005 saab 9-5 makes loud noise on the highway at 60-65 mph
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first step is identifying where the noises are coming from. We need to determine if it related to the tires and suspension, if it is an engine problem, or if it is transmission...
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Waterpump
Hi there. We have a few mobile mechanics in the Denver metro area, that might be able to complete this service for you. To request a price estimate, please click this link to the water pump replacement service page. Once...
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Why do I have a code for a slow O2 sensor and is that causing my stalling on my 2002 Saab 9-5
Hello. If your oxygen sensor is not functioning properly then that can cause the vehicle to stall and not run properly. I usually start by testing the O2 sensors first. It can also be caused by an air leak in...

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