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  1. Too long! A Denty Moore Story

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Your explanation of the hail made me instantly think of this... https://youtu.be/G3ja6Hn8ps4 I have similar damage on my 03 sedan. Not hail though - it was from living under an enormous oak tree and getting pelted with thousands of acorns over the years. For the bigger dents Harbor Freight...
  2. Parasitic electrical drain - troubleshooting

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Yes... it was the sedan. I guess there was a bad diode in the alternator that was causing the charging circuit to stay open when the car is off. With the car running my voltage was normal at 14+ volts though. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  3. Parasitic electrical drain - troubleshooting

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Not sure if it helps but I just went through a similar situation with my 03 sedan. Though the alternator was putting out the correct voltage when the car was running it was draining the battery to flat or almost flat overnight. I disconnected the alternator power and there was no drain on the...
  4. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I took it on a quick trip - slow, highway speeds, and highway passing speeds. Brought the tach all the way up to the red line and no issues. ;ol; To keep the car happy I think I'll give it an oil change and a bath today.
  5. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Just a follow up. I took the old alternator back to the store for the core refund and just for s&g I asked if they could test it. The clerk went off to test it and when he came back he simply stated it was bad. Good enough for me - swapping to the new one had solved some of the errors. I took...
  6. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    The ride back from the Cape was terrible. I got the traction control/stability control errors right away but the car was still running well. When I got on the highway it's hard to explain but the car would suddenly lose power for an instant then regain it. By lose power I don't mean electrical...
  7. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Just took a 90 mile ride to Cape Cod and the car behaved well for the most part. About 70 miles in I went to pass a car on the highway and when the engine revved up to about 4500 rpm I got the TCS and stability failure messages. The car hesitated but drove fine the rest if the way. No codes show...
  8. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Everything got finished up this morning. All hoses reconnected and the belt is back on. Fired the car up and saw a message on the dash and got nervous. Thankfully it was just for low coolant! Topped it off and let it idle for about 20 minutes with no additional messages. Closed up the hood and...
  9. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Not in the past 60,000 miles (since I've owned it)! Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
  10. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    About 90 complete. I had purchased a serpentine belt tool from Harbor Freight but ended up just jacking up the tensioner pulley to loosen the belt. Got the belt off, the radiator hoses disconnected, the air box out and a few other connections disconnected too. Alternator bolts came out easy...
  11. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Had a few things come up over the past few days I had to take care of (fishing with the kids, beach day yesterday with friends from out of state). I disconnected the alternator last night when I got home and hooked up the battery to charge. I reinstalled the battery early this morning and have...
  12. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Update. Since the new battery had drained I tried charging the battery while connected to the car. After being hooked up to the charger for 8+ hours it was only at 41% [emoji767] 13 volts. When it's off the car it charges at 16+ volts and exponentially faster. Something is draining it faster...
  13. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Would a faulty alternator be a cause of the battery draining while not running? The new battery had a full charge but was draining when car was running yesterday morning . I opened the door last night and the interior lights were dim and th battery is dead this morning. Sent from my D6503...
  14. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Maybe I'll reconsider. I have some time. Van has to get fixed first. Pads, rotors, and a new caliper for that. Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
  15. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Found it.. O'Reilly's auto parts. $168 - no coupon codes - lifetime warranty. Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
  16. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Well - the battery held the charge overnight. When I tried starting the car after work this morning it started right up. I thought I was in luck. The ABS, Traction Control, and airbag light/message didn't turn on. Radio and heating/cooling system was functional. It was running for about a minute...
  17. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    New battery same problems. Battery not charging, ABS, Traction Control, Airbag lights. Will return the battery tomorrow and will pick up an alternator... Even better is that while driving down the highway today the brake caliper on our van seized (the van felt sluggish but it made no noise)...
  18. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Just bought an everstart maxx from Walmart for $117. It was $8 more for 100 more cranking amps and 5 year warranty as opposed to the standard everstart with a 2 year warranty. I believe it's 900 CA/730 CCA. I'll install it as soon as I get home and give an update. Sent from my HTC One_M8 using...
  19. Battery Not Charging + Other warnings on SID

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    It rained all day today and I didn't want to get soaked troubleshooting. It's dark now but dry and I was going to just hook up the multimeter up to see if there were any drops in voltage if I let the car idle for a while. Since I charged the battery I've only run the car for about two minutes...
  20. 2006 2.0T won't start for hours after running.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Mine did that two summers ago. I ended up getting towed twice during that time frame but had the no crank/no start after running countless times. I was looking at replacing the cps but it went away in the fall when the weather cooled and has been fine since. Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
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