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I have a 98 Saab 900 SE. I notice here lately the fuel pump

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I have a 98 Saab 900 SE. I notice here lately the fuel pump has been running continuously with only the key in the on position.I also noticed that the car doesn't start right up but after 10 sec of cranking it will start right up.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Saab
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 8 months ago.

Hello , long starts are caused a lot of times by just needs major tune up have you done this ?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I installed new plugs, oil change, that's all.
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I burn 91 octane gas and car has a new air filter
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have no check engine lights on
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'm mainly wondering about the fuel pump running with just the key in the start position
Expert:  Joe Barfield replied 8 months ago.

Hello , well it has to run in the start position this how it gets fuel ..if it would not tart when you turn the key just like any other car or my truck.....but after they get older you can just hear them much better