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Staring problem, '71 96
Posted by serge [Email] (#1363) [Profile/Gallery] (more from serge) on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:17:29
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Hi...I am seeking help from the Collective about a problem starting. The car would start on the first crank until, suddenly, nothing. No crank, no power anywhere. The battery is fully charged and I appear to have solid grounding, to the chassis, at the block, and there's a complete circuit at the starter terminal. I have Ashcraft, Sr's great book on Saab "Electrics," but outside of that I'm an electrics moron.

I know that there's that all-important charge lamp that is required for the charging circuit to work. If that burnt out suddenly, would the effect be Nothing? I am using a 900 alternator and bypassing the old voltage regulator. If anyone's got suggestions for where to start looking, I am most grateful. Cheers


_______________________________________ Cheers... _______________________ Current Saabs: 1971 96 2009 9-5 Aero sedan 2007 9-5 SportCombi Previous: 1969 96; 1973 Sonett; 1973 96; 1978 99L; 1986 900 8V; 1990 900 16V; 1998 900 SE; 2003 9-3 Aero; 2000 9-5(donated to needy friend, still going)

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