My 2002 saab wont start

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

2,205

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.

2,205

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.

Your Answer

Saab 9-3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    870
  • #2
    Mark Grignon
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saab 9-5
4 Great Deals out of 299 listings starting at $2,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,039 Great Deals out of 33,000 listings starting at $999
Used Audi A4
262 Great Deals out of 11,861 listings starting at $199
Used Honda Accord
1,047 Great Deals out of 56,909 listings starting at $1,099
Used Ford Mustang
595 Great Deals out of 36,129 listings starting at $1,800
Used Volkswagen Jetta
587 Great Deals out of 33,972 listings starting at $1,295
Used BMW 5 Series
471 Great Deals out of 15,884 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Civic
758 Great Deals out of 69,159 listings starting at $1,499
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
678 Great Deals out of 28,104 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Saab 9-3 For Sale
40 listings starting at $4,495
2010 Saab 9-3 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 61 listings starting at $4,888
2009 Saab 9-3 For Sale
45 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Saab 9-3 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 138 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Saab 9-3 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 109 listings starting at $1,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.