Question about 1999 Saab 9-3
Hi, Had a corroded battery cable (positive side) so we replaced it and hooked it up and nothing...then we thought it was the battery...went to pep boys bought a new one, put it on and still nothing but a click...lights work and everything else seems to work but just wont start...any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Most likely not a battery problem. Since the battery is fairly new, a good charge should restore it. As far as the corrosion, A thorough cleaning of the battery cables should suffice and replacement shouldn't be necessary.
Posted on Jun 29, 2009
If you do not have the remote control for the alarm (which can sometimes be purchased on ebay) You will have to uninstall the alarm.
The alarm is wired between the ignition coil wire coming from the ignition switch if the car is turning over and just wont start.
This can be complicated because of the amount of wiring, You have to cut the alarm wires out 1 at a time and match the cars wires back together.
I just did this for someone on a toyota recently and you really have to pay attention or put a peice of tape on each wire writing the color for example(white wire with rd stripe or white wire with red stripe ect.)
I hope this helps you,
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Posted on Mar 14, 2010
The issue with starting systems is that there are many things that may be wrong with it. It certainly sounds like an electrical problem. I'm going to give you a way to check to see if it is actually the starter itself that may be bad. if you can physically reach the starter(on some you may not be able to) LIGHTLY tap on it with a hammer and then try to start it. DO NOT hit it very hard because this may cause the starter to become inoperable if it isn't already. if you turn the key and the batter just gets drained dead then I would sound to be a starter issue as well. These electrical issues are looked at by trained professionals in legal service shops.
As a licensed and certified mechanic I would highly recommend you have it tested before you start throwing parts at it because that may be VERY costly.and time consuming. when properly diagnosed you can save time, money, and a massive headache.
Hope this helps you out!
Posted on Feb 17, 2011
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