Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 01:35:35 GMT
From: (John Strowe)
Subject: Re: Help in Saab DEAD Battery & Alternator...

If you put a full charge in you now-dead battery, you might make it, but it would be iffy at best. The problem is not just the spark (which does come from the battery) but also the electric fuel pump and possibly the computers. If you just jump start it and take off, you'll probably only get far enough to make for a long walk back home. Good luck, John On Tue, 02 Apr 2002 16:26:51 GMT, "David Green" <> wrote: >I seem to have a dead alternator and a dead battery >now because of it. My question is whether if I were to >jump start the car could it make, say, a ten mile trip to >the Saab dealer? I ask because I'm not sure whether >the car creates its own spark from the coil on start up, >or whether it relies on the battery and/or alternator for >this. > >Thanks, >David > >

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