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Date: 5 Jul 2001 06:33:28 -0700
From: (Yaofeng Chen)
Subject: Re: dead battery problem

"dave" <> wrote in message news:<NQv07.825$>... > I have a problem with my 88 900S Saab it has the 16 valve engine and > automatic. I been having this problem on this car. It has been driving me > and my mechanic crazy. I can drive this car for about a week with no > problems then I jump into it the next day and the battery is dead. The > mechanic says the alternator is putting out fine and there are no shortage > or current draws when the key is off. We are baffled. Has anyone had this > problem or know a possible way to correct it. Any ideas would be more than > welcome. > 88 Saab 900 S. > 91 Saab 9000 S. Did you inherit this problem from someone else? If not, only you knows what has changed that causes this to happen. What have you recently done on the car? When I put in a new headliner on my '89 900S, I noticed the battery would drain in a matter of about two days. Something which never happens before. For two to three weeks it had me baffled. Until one day near dusk I closed the manual sun roof and saw a blue spark as the sun roof made contact with the car body as it closed. It turned out one of the screws for the strap pierced a positive wire, shorting the circuit. The fix is of course elementary. All in all, this problem is not easy to diagnose. But unless you inherit the problem from someone else, only you know how best to approach it and find the solution.

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