My 2002 saab wont start

James Sloas

Asked by Nov 21, 2014 at 12:03 AM about the 2002 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car will start for 5 seconds
running very rough then it
will die

2 Answers


Mine did this last week and it was because my air filter housing came loose from the throttle body.. My machanic didn't tighten the hose clamp after doing some work on the car. I was so happy it wasn't anything more serious.


The throttle body has a plastic cover over it. It just lifts straight up and off, no screws, then you can see where the plastic tube connects to the throttle body, It has to be on tight. I hope this could be your problem, and nothing more serious.

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