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  1. 9000 Alternator in C900 (wiring question)

    C900 Workshop
    Trying to install a 115 amp Bosch AL129x in my 900. The original alternator has 3 posts the ground, the positive, and the exciter terminal. This new 115 amp 9000 alternator has only two, which appear to be the positive and exciter. Do I need to somehow add a ground terminal? How do I go about...
  2. Stock Alternator Questions

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi. I have a 2001 Saab 9-3 SE and I am just curious as to what the amperage output of the stock alternator is while the car is at idle (900 RPM) and roughly what the amperage output is at various other RPM's. I don't know if my alternator is stock, but it says on it that it's made by Bosch, and...
  3. Special Alternator pulley?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2005 Saab 9-3 2.0T Arc Automatic 134,000miles owned less than 1 year Alternator just crapped out. I did a couple tests and I'm fairly confident its just the Alternator. I ordered the same alternator that is currently installed. A reman Bosch AL0830x from RockAuto for $170. It says it "may...
  4. Saab 95 won't start. (New to Saab World)

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys! Nice to meet you all! New to the Saab world so I'm pretty sure you guys can help me out. I have 2003 95 Aero, manual transmission. Car has been driving well, but all of sudden yesters, I went to turn on my car and it wouldn't start. It cranks, but wnot come to a full start. Checked the...
  5. Alternator/Engine Ground??

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, my '04 9-3 died on me while driving a couple weeks ago. Cruising along, and suddenly all lights and gauges dim, dash turns into a Christmas tree, it sputters for a hundred feet or so, and poof, it's d-e-d dead. After some tomfoolery, it appeared the alternator pulley bit the dust, so I...
  6. here is how to check alternator and grounds

    9-5 Workshop
    not specially for Saab but works https://youtu.be/LGB6ZEjGm7Q
  7. 2006 1.9 TiD alternator removal

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, can anyone point me in the direction of a decent vid or instruction on how to do this please? I found what I thought was a good vid on youtube but it is not the same configuration as mine. This is for the vauxhall engine with the alternator at the back of the engine (on the right side...
  8. Charging Issue

    9-5 Workshop
    Working on my MIL's 2001 SAAB 9-5 [Outback- oops had Subaru on the brain] Wagon 2.3 l with 144K miles (purchased used a few months back - so no history). :( I am only in town (Raleigh-Durham, NC) till Sat . I hope to resolve this ASAP. :o Do not have Service Manual, but will order digital...
  9. Multimeter test on Alternator exciter wire/D+ terminal.

    9-5 Workshop
    Can anyone tell me how to run a multimeter test on the D+/exciter wire terminal of the alternator? I have a 2000 Saab 9-5 and I want to test that wire to see what sort of voltage is going into the alternator when I switch the ignition on. I just put a new alternator in the car and noticed the...
  10. 130 amp vs 140 amp alternator for 2000 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    Can someone please tell me the differences, advantages/disadvantages of getting a 130 amp alternator vs. a 140 amp alternator for my model year 2000 9-5 (4 cyl)? Is it okay to swap out a 140 amp alternator for a 130 amp and what consequences, if any, for performance? My current alternator is...
  11. Night Panel sometimes starts when starting car, any ideas?

    9-5 Workshop
    This is one I can't seem to find an answer for. Lately when I start the car, if it hesitates just a bit to start (rpms drop for a sec for instance during starter firing), then randomly it will immediately engage Night Panel as it starts. This happens maybe once every 5-10 startups. The car...
  12. Alternator charging voltage?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi to all! I am new to the forum. I have been searching for this info for a couple of days with no luck. So, in the last two weeks some problems started to occur on my 9-3SS 2.0t Aero 2004. First, my amp1 died, so I don't have any sound system or turnsignal sound or whatsoever in my car. Couple...
  13. Engine Whine

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi friends. Don't hate me for starting a new thread. I've been reading here, as well as on other Saab sites, about engine whining sounds. I'm taking it in tomorrow to have some other repairs done but wanted to gain as much insight into this specific problem as possible to help the mechanics...
  14. Battery Drain Challenge- Any Ideas? All tests show nothing...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, I have a 2006 Saab 9 3 with a battery that drains for no reason. As in, I will leave the car parked overnight, come out in the morning at 7am and no battery charge. I have tried to find the cause for this in several ways but cannot suss it. Firstly, I replaced the battery back in...
  15. Low Voltages, Alternator looks ok though

    C900 Workshop
    My alternator only brings the battery terminals up to ~12 V (yes, the battery's seen some rough days lately). But I go and check the output prong on the alternator and compare it to the alternator case, and lo and behold I get a nice, steady 14.5V output. When I check the positive lead on the...
  16. High output alternator

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys, has anyone installed a high output alternator such as mechman for the 93s? managed to find a compatible model for the LSJ engines, not sure if it will fit our LK9? cheerios...i
  17. First time saab owner help

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    First time saab owner. Okay so a few days ago i ended up buying a saab 9-3 SE with a manual transmission from craigslist. Car has around 160 miles. Everything was fine except for the fact that the reverse was all gone. He had the car sitting for about 2 months due to the fact that the guy had...
  18. Ungodly engine chatter ghost

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I leave work to grab some eat goods at the local Panda. Stop at the post office. Leave the post office and realize halfway to Panda I'm hearing this ungodly noise emanating from my car: http://youtu.be/7c5C-N9U1SQ Felt no difference in drivability or performance. The noise seems to...
  19. Serp belt and pulley maintanence

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys, 97 900 SE 2L Turbo. I've got a pretty loud noise coming from the belt area (kind of a rattle/scraping noise). My stethoscope says it's coming from the upper idler pulley, although I suspect the tensioner pulley and alternator pulley might not be doing so hot as well. My...
  20. V6 alternator pulley decoupler tool kit?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I got the right rebuilt alternator but with the wrong pulley, the FWD pulley being taller than the XWD version. Trying to find the right tool, but can't find the right size. The deeper, taller is a 10mm triple square, but the short, splined cylinder (black) seems hard to find and I don't...
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