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2003 saab9-3 convertible, so same engine as 2001 saab 9-3

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2003 saab9-3 convertible, so same engine as 2001 saab 9-3 Pre GM takeover. Car runs great, dies after a minute, wait 24 hours, car starts great, perfect fuel, spark, air flow . . . then dies, changed crankshaft position sensor, exact same issue. I can hear the fuel pump cycling, no vacuum leaks, Plenty of great perfect oil and gas, have not put water fuel conditioner into tank yet but this is a hot climate so I doubt it is water. Have had car start run great and die for 4 days now, it takes overnight for it to reset. Does it with both keys, so does not seem like lock out, but dies like a lockout.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Saab
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no codes
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
no idiot lights on when running or when it dies
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
about to have it towed to dealer for live tech 2 scan, unless someone has a better idea
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 5 months ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If there are truly no fault codes setting then most likely either the engine controller is going down or you're losing fuel pressure. Anything causing a loss of spark alone shoudl set a fault code.

How did you check for codes?

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