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I have a 2002 Saab 9-3 with 111k on it. The car won't start with hot engine. It seems that the car overheats when driving even short distances which resulted in discoloration of the paint on the hood, but the engine temperature gauge works normal. Sometimes the car does not start after previous ride after 5 mins, sometimes it is up to couple hours. I am able to start it only when I use the quick starting fluid. There is no problem when the engine is cold.
Thank you for the response. Yes, please send me the fuel pressure specifications for my 2002 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0.
Your welcome.Your fuel pressure should be 43 psi with the key on.It shouldn't be any lower then this.Thanks Pete
Thanks. Just one more question, plz. Can my car have rough idle or nearly stalling due to a restricted fuel filter?
Your welcome.Let me know if you need anything else.Thanks Pete
Do you know by any chance where is fuel filter located on my car?
I forgot to tell you that since May 2013 the check engine light (P1312 code) would turn on and then 1-2 days later turn off by itself. That has happened several times since then.
So I replaced the fuel filter on Thursday and I drove 30+miles on Friday.
The check engine light was on on Friday but turned off on Saturday.
Also, it is still cranking for several seconds before turning on just like it did before replacing the fuel filter. So it seems that replacing the fuel filter did not change much, however it fixed the rough idle.
Do you have any ideas if this is related to the original problem?
No, I did not notice any difference.