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  1. Charging trouble. Alternator or.what else?

    C900 Workshop
    It's a long story that - I think - ends with me replacing my alternator. As it sits, the battery in my unstarted car (1990 900 vert) reads 12.05 volts. When I start it and measure the battery voltage running, it's still 12.05. If it runs for a few minutes or if I go down the road a mile and come...
  2. what Other issues would make alternator not work???

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 Saab 95 3.0 v6 turbo and the alternator went bad and so now I have replaced it 3 times thinking the replacements were bad I don’t know how to check the voltage or any of that stuff nor do I have the equipment for it I’m wondering besides the alternator what else should I be looking...
  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. Electrical nightmares- Help! - '94 900s convertible

    C900 Workshop
    Hi all, I'm looking for some advice as I'm really lost on what to do at this point. The back story is this: I had the old AC lines on my car replaced along with the evaporator, etc to update the system to R134a from the original R12 freon by my usual Saab specialist mechanic. He is a...
  5. Does alternator suddenly stop working? Signs?

    9-5 Workshop
    My car charging system seemed fine. Then a few mornings ago my battery was completely dead. It is a new-ish battery (replaced it a few months ago). I got my car jump started but as soon as I disconnected cables from other car the 9-5 died. Pulled out the 900 verti and put the 9-5 battery on...
  6. Battery chargers from CTEK

    The Lounge
    In a heap of 4wd forums (I happen to own a diesel landcruiser as well as some Saab's) the CTEK chargers, specifically the MSX10 and MSX15, are the most commonly recommended. Who in the Saab community uses Ctek charger products? I'm looking to buy an MSX15 which are priced around A$250 here, and...
  7. Condenser Replacement + DIY charge

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    (1994 2.3) My a/c's been bad for a while and I had it diagnosed so I knew the condenser and drier leaked but the compressor was probably doing fine. Estimate was $1200, and all the shops I called said about the same. As this is clearly unreasonable I left it alone for some time. Until today...
  8. Alternator not charging batter because not getting initial charge

    C900 Workshop
    The battery light doesn't turn on when I turn on the ignition, meaning that the alternator is not receiving the initial charge it needs so that when the car starts it can produce energy. So either this is a wiring issue or the bulb is out in the dash. I have been spending a while trying to...
  9. 2004 9-3 Convertible - Alternator & Electical Issues

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Can someone please help or point me in the right direction with a few issues I'm trying to remedy with my 2004 9-3 convertible? 1. Alternator: If a dont drive the car for a few days the battery will not stay charged, I've replaced the battery 2x's in a year (Dura-Last gold) so it has to be the...
  10. alternator woes

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am trying to troubleshoot an alternator issue on my 2003 9-3 arc. Problem started with low battery with corresponding faults (gearbox failure/abs/tcs/etc..)Found battery voltage low. Replaced battery, next day same problem. Replaced alternator, fully charged battery, now getting "battery not...
  11. Battery Light on w/ Warning Symbol

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 9-3 Turbo with 199003 miles. Tonight as I was driving home on the freeway the battery light came. Then a little while later the Warning symbol came on. I was only blocks from my house when that happen so I parked and investigated. The manual says to check the alternator drive...
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