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Engine turns over but car will not run or start, there was…

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engine turns over but...

engine turns over but car will not run or start

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the engine spark at all? Is there a trouble code or is your "check engine light" on?

There was no trouble code light I don't know about the engine light as I had to have it towed

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Saab?

It is a 2001 4 cylinder turbo 9 5

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Turbo yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I am not capable of fixing anything. The shop where it ws towed to told

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I was told it was the timing chain and I just want a definitive and conclusive

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Saab Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 9 months ago
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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

It is very possible that the timing chain has broken or has jumped, although there are dozens of possible causes for a no start condition. If the shop has gone through the proper diagnostics to determine that the chain has broken or jumped then I wouldn't have a reason to doubt them. If you don't feel that their diagnosis is correct then I would recommend having it towed to another shop or a dealer for a second opinion.

I hope that helps! My goal is your satisfaction today. If you feel I've been professional and helpful, your 5-star rating at this time is most appreciated. However, if you still need my help you can reply back here and I'll respond as soon as possible! Thank you!

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