Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 13:59:57 +1300
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <richard.ssnopsamr.net.nz>
Subject: Re: 900 GL -85 generator question


My 1986 900C always did this, never gave any problems, and I was told it was normal by the Saab independent in Yeovil last year; it just needs enough voltage to switch over to charging each time you start the engine. I wouldn't get too excited!!! > Hmm...but it works at idle after i "initiate it" first by revving it > after the start? > > Should i replace it anyway? > > MH wrote: > > >>...Every time i stat my carbed 900 GL beater, > >>charge light is on and the car is not charging (dim lights) until i rev > >>the engine a bit. > > > > > > Replace the brushes if the rotor does not have deep grooves in it. > > Otherwise replace the alternator. > > > > ------ > > MH > > '72 97 '77 96 '78 95 '79 96 > > '87 900T8 > > > > > -- Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith 19 Webb Road, Wanganui New Zealand

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