Question about Saab 9
Got saab 9-3 turbo all of a sudden the car is dead. jump start it and fires back up straight away. following day its dead again got no warning lights to say anything is wrong. could it be the battery or something else??
You have 2 problem a) alternator b) battery fix it.
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Posted on Jul 12, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Probably the alternator died, then used up all the power in your battery to keep the car running.
Have your alternator tested and maybe replaced. The battery needs tested also.
Hope this helps
Posted on Sep 17, 2008
First, DON"T check your alternator that way anymore. It's not good to do on newer systems! The best, quickest check I can tell you is to put a volt meter across the battery. Running with accessories off you should see voltage of about 13.5 to 14.5.
With all accessories and headlamps on high turned on, it should not drop below 12.5. (and that is the absolute low end!).
It sounds like something in the car is staying on. check the glovebox light and interior light delay and make sure they are OK. Otherwise, you will have to start checking entire system for a draw that's taking out the battery overnight. To check, you can pull one fuse at a time and see if draw goes away, then check system that fuse serves.
Posted on Jan 07, 2009
SOURCE: Saab 93 1.9 tid warning
The easiest way to check is with the car running, disconnect the positve side of the battery, if the car dies, then it is the altenator, if the car keeps running then it is the battery. If you have a volt ohm meter, check the chrge going to the battery you should get between 12 and 14 volts if it is lower than 12 you have an altenator issue. the altenator should always produce enough to charge the battery and run the car at the same time, if not then the battery wears down.
Posted on Mar 13, 2011
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