Question about 2004 Saab 9-3
I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 that my mother handed down to me. I left it parked for 3 days and when I tried to start it again, it wouldn't start. I figured the battery was dead, so I jumped it, and it started up and charged after I drove it around. It started up after I stopped at a gas station. This morning, though, it did not start, and required another jump. Is this a cut and dry case of a bad battery...or should I worry about other issues? My car is under warranty for 1 more week.
From initial indications, your analysis is correct. Pls replace the battery. Of course the only way to validate this is with a new battery.
The electrical system of most vehicles could be divided into two, the charging system and the load. The load would be from the headlights, to the computer and all the electrical consumer of the car. If there is anything wrong with any of the load, the fuse would be blown. On the other hand, the charging system is as its name implies, restores the electrical energy of the battery once the engine is running. If something is wrong (battery not charging), then there would be a warning indicator in the dashboard.
Since you have not reported any of the fuses blown or any of your electrical devices not functioning nor any warning lights, then in all likelihood, it is just the battery.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
Good luck and kind regards.
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