Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 11:44:42 -0000
From: "GG" <>
Subject: Re: '88 900-Won't Restart

is the light coming on / off dependant on the amount of revs you give? I found with mine when I revved high the light went out - this turned out to be the brushes inside the alternator, very simple and cheap to fix. Dont let a mechanic tell you they need to replace the whole alternator until they've ruled out the brushes. You could do it yourself its just two screws to remove the brushes then check they are not below the minimum length, very simple - get yourself a haynes manual. GG. "itten" <> wrote in message > I'm having trouble with my 1988 900s. I just got a new battery and it > won't start unless I jump it. It runs OK, except the check engine light > comes on and off while driving as it has been doing for awhile. After > running for awhile, it won't start unless I jump it. Does this sound > like an alternator problem? If it is what might I expect to pay to have > it fixed?

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