Date: 14 Jul 2003 04:50:33 GMT From: lkrznopsamcomnospam (LauraK) Subject: Re: 1989 Saab Turbo -Alternator???
>Can I be sure that it is the >alternator, and if so, how much can I expect to pay ($US) for a new one? >Can they be replaced by a novice mechanic (me)? Any feedback appreciated. If you're near an Advance Auto Parts store (and possibly other similar stores, but I haven't used others) you can ask them to check it for you and they'll haul out their electronic machine and check the charging system. They'll be able to tell you if the battery is holding a charge and if it is being charged properly by the alternator. It could be as simple as a loose cable, a bad cable wire or corrosion on the connection. If the battery is at fault, they'll sell you one and change it for free. The store near me was excellent when I needed help with the Lincoln. Haven't tried them with the Saab yet. It helps if you can get one of the experienced counter guys to help you, rather than a kid who just started working there. lauraknopsamousergraphics.com http://www.madmousergraphics.com web design, print design, photography