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Date: Wed, 04 Jul 2001 20:32:17 GMT
From: "Larry Palmer" <palmerlnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: dead battery problem


Dave It is possible for the battery to intermittently short internally and cause this problem. Not common but possible. If the battery is old you may want to replace and eliminate it as a possible cause. If you have another battery to switch in for a week or two to avoid buying a new battery try that. The next thing I would do is to look at all the things that are still on when the key is off. The brake light switch, interior lights, trunk light, leaky diodes in the alternator. You can check for these problems by always removing the battery cable when the car will sit overnight. Its a pain but it will give you the info so you know where to look next. Larry > "dave" <dillnopsamigy.net> wrote in message > news:NQv07.825$Wi1.134047786nopsamsvr15.news.prodigy.com... > > I have a problem with my 88 900S Saab it has the 16 valve engine and > > automatic. I been having this problem on this car. It has been driving > me > > and my mechanic crazy. I can drive this car for about a week with no > > problems then I jump into it the next day and the battery is dead. The > > mechanic says the alternator is putting out fine and there are no shortage > > or current draws when the key is off. We are baffled. Has anyone had > this > > problem or know a possible way to correct it. Any ideas would be more > than > > welcome. > > 88 Saab 900 S. > > 91 Saab 9000 S. > > > > > > -- > > Dave in Airy Arizona > > > > > >

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