Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 19:44:08 -0300
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: Non Starting SAAB 9000 HELP


Salutations: Grunff wrote: > > Dexter J wrote: > > > You know - it sounds for all the world like something on his serpentine > > belt is seized up. I wonder if one of the pumps or the alternator has > > failed or if the belt is somehow jammed up somewhere. > > Could well be - it's the description of a squeal that goes with > engine revs that worried me a bit. But I still can't think what > would squeal and cause no-start. I concur - with the proviso that if something is seriously seized along the belt - it might cause enough drag to fail the start - particularly the alternator bearing (which is in addition to everything brother Grunff has advised).. > > > Worst case scenario would see a timing chain/cam/crank failure - but that > > would be kinda weird and would probably grind instead of squeal I think. > > Yeah, could be. Lets hope not. If it is.. No.. Never mind - right hand drive and I'd have to ship her overseas to transplant mine.. :( .. Not to wish anyone any ill fate or anything - but why don't rust free mid 90's 9000's near me fail catastrophically under the hood such that they can reasonably acquired by earnest fans like myself so we can given them a loving home and care for them into their dotage. Like grey hounds - only bigger.. :/ .. Anyway - best of luck - sorry to hear your baby is unwell. > > -- > Grunff - J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Sam and Dave - Hold On I'm Coming http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/174.RAM

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