Stalling Saab 9-3 2001 2.0 turbo
Car has 120,000 miles and runs great???except and the except is driving me crazy?.will stall at idle for no reason and is sometimes difficult to restart. Happens usually after driving without stopping for 20 minutes but very unpredictable but always at idle. If driven for 100 miles a day chances are that it will stall once. Latest happened off the highway while refueling. Stopped to car to gas up and had a hard time restarting; engine turns over but nothing happens. Started after 5 tries, move car to pick up wife and made the mistake of turning it off. Would not restart. Tried at intervals for 15 minutes and killed battery. Waited for tow truck about ? hour. Jumped the car and started like a charm. Drove about 400 miles without an issue. Dropped of at dealership in Toronto and they spent 4 hours, no codes, and they could not duplicate, no surprise (1 hour charge) Drove home, pulled into the driveway and it stalled. Would not restart for 10 minutes. Car has been to a dealership in Michigan; unable to diagnose.
This has been an ongoing issue getting gradually worse for a year. One other note: the drivers side motor mount was broken and it was much worse with the broken motor mount; it would stall every 10 minutes at idle.
New motor mount, gas filter 6 months ago. new front suspension 6 months ago, change oil every 4000 miles and use synthetic. Turbo was properly bolted to intake 2 months ago, was loose and rattling when cold.