Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2005 23:17:29 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: Re: push starting a C900?
Mac Townsend <mactnonospamadcomgraphics.com> writes: >the start process is not limited to truning the engine over, which is >all jump starting it like this will do. >you also need battery power to run the ecm and other electronic systems. >this is true with SAAB and with other cars. my 92 olds is useless with a >dead battery. It helps to not have an auto transmission as well. My C900's have autos so if I had to start them with a dead battery, assuming there isn't something else wrong electrical, I can't push-start the cars! Unless it's down a very long steep hill but I bet the torque converter would self-destruct with so much reverse power being applied to it. 8-) Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.