Date: Tue, 16 Feb 1999 17:31:07 +0100
From: "Simon Watkins" <>
Subject: Re: 88 9000 Turbo starting problems

This sounds like a starter solenoid problem. Simplistically, the light duty contacts of the ignition switch actuate the solenoid, which has heavy duty contacts that provide the current for the starter. If you are getting no noise when you turn the ignition switch, then the solenoid is probably not actuating. I'm not sure if the Saab has a separate solenoid though, or if it is built into the starter <----probably the latter. Simon -- Spammers, here's some for you: ucenopsamgov Jeff Morris wrote in message <>... >I'm sort of at a loss here . . . > About half the time my 1988 Saab 9000 turbo starts right up with no >problems. The other times it doesn't even make a sound when I turn the key. >Sometimes it will start then after I turn the key a half-dozen times or so >and other times it will still not start after I turn the key 20 or 30 times. > > At first I thought it was the battery and the battery did turn out to be >bad. However, after I replaced the battery, it started happening again. Is >it the starter? Or does the battery just not have enough "oomph" to get the >starter going? (It is rated at 650 cca at 0 F and 800 cca at 32 F; it has >seldom been below 30 F this winter here.) > > Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. > >

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