Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 21:15:16 -0400 From: Gemini Jackson <geminijacksonnospamail.com> Subject: Re: New to saab, sucks so far.
On 1 Jul 2004 00:54:46 GMT, Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote: >On Wed, 30 Jun 2004 18:52:52 -0400, Gemini Jackson <geminijacksonnospamail.com> wrote: >> >> Many thanks indeed. I found a place about 25 miles from here that can >> do it for slightly under $500. To me, that is a tremendous amount for >> an alternator replacement. > >Replacing the alternator at this point is premature, for reasons several >of us have tried to educate you on. And many thanks for that. However I have not shared the additional battery testing, ground checking, throwing a meter on everything, disconnecting battery while running, cleaning connections, etc that I've done in trying (with my limited knowledge) to determine the problem. 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'. And seriously, by all means, share any thoughts or suggestions. Taking it in for a professional diagnosis is a last resort. I am more than open to anything I haven't tried. ~GJ~