Problem Ok, I have done a bunch of things to this car since I picked it up. I bought it very reasonable and love this car! It is my first Saab. It is a 2001 V6 turbo. Now for what I have done. I replaced the turbo as it was smoking very bad and that fixed that issue. I then replaced the power steering pump and belt. Next was the water pump. I drove it about 7 miles and the engine just stopped running.... it shut right off. My first thought was the timing belt but I took the screws out of the top and could see that it was still in tact so I had my wife turn the car over while I watched it go around. It did not make a horrible noise when it shut down like I would expect from a timing issue but I could be wrong? It turns over just fine but it turns over real easy, almost like it does not have compression? I am at a loss. Any help or any ideas where to start?
I think I know what the problem is. I had my wife turn the car over slowly and I can hear the dreaded "click click click on my rear head. The timing belt looks good I believe it jumped but hopefully only a couple of teeth. Maybe just a bent valve??? Any mechanics, techs or engine builders out there that can help?
Answer Remove the heads I would bet the valves are bent