Date: Thu, 10 Mar 2005 17:30:17 +0000
From: Grunff <grunffnospam.com>
Subject: Re: '86 900 starter problem/questions


Dave Hinz wrote: > I've got an '86 Saab 900, normally aspirated. In the last week, > 3 times now, the starter has failed to turn over the engine when I > turn the key. First time, I let it sit for a few minutes and tried > again, and it fired right up. Second time, I was able to roll-start it > (I parked on a hill) and it started right up, no hesitation at all. > So, I don't think it's a battery issue. Third time is this morning and > it's resting comfortably in front of the garage, waiting for me to come > home. > > So, I don't think it's a battery issue, or it wouldn't have push-started > so easily, right? Or the ignition switch? > or, not? I'm getting the relay "click" and the fuel > pump does come on for the second or so, so I think that means my ignition > switch is OK, yes? The last 'sprung' portion of ignition switch travel just engages the solenoid - are you saying the solenoid clicks every time? > What I think this leaves as a possibility is the solenoid on the starter > itself. Does this sound logical? It does; it's either that or the ignition switch. > If so, is the H-engine starter the > same as the B-engine starter? Those, I have a few of, the H-engine type > of course I don't. Hmm, good question. They are similar, that's for sure - but whether they are the same I'm afraid I can't remember. Good luck. -- Grunff

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