Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2004 14:41:06 -0700 From: Gemini Jackson <geminijacksonnospamail.com> Subject: Re: New to saab, sucks so far.
>"How to ask questions the smart way" - >http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqa/smart-questions.html Dead link. > >Among other things, gives examples of what does, and doesn't work. >Hopefully you'll read it instead of taking this suggestion as a slam >of some sort. No slam taken. Here's this mornings update. I put everything I'd taken off back on, (belt, air filter, wire to alternator) and charged the battery all night on a slow charge. This morning it was sitting at about 13.5v. Cranked 'er up, it dropped and held at 12.3v. But it did seem to be holding. The whole time the battery indicator on the dash was displayed. I've been open to it all along, but I am starting to think that you're all possibly correct, that perhaps it is something other than the alternator. But at the moment I'm at a loss. >> Brought my bro-in-law (mercedes mechanic) over to help, he >> thought it was probably the alternator too. It looks like the >> alternator to me. ...so you may still be right, but it's not exactly >> correct to call it 'premature'. > >Is the voltage regulator built into this alternator? Do you know the >regulator isn't the problem? If it's the problem, even if it's in the >alternator, it can be replaced separately without having to go through >the hassle of removing the alternator. Yes it is. No I don't. And that's good to know.