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97 saab 2.5 V6 - overcharging and cooking the battery in 75

Customer Question

Hi Pearl -
JA: What is the model/year of your Saab?
Customer: 97 saab 2.5 V6 - overcharging and cooking the battery in 75 miles
JA: Have you tested the battery? Is the battery fluid low?
Customer: new battery after it fried. new battery fried after 75 miles.
JA: What year is your Saab?
Customer: 97
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes fix myself - looking at trying to replace the regulator on the alr
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Alt
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Saab Mechanic about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Saab
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
okay - processed the pmt
Expert:  Dan replied 5 months ago.

Sounds like you need to replace the alternator. Your voltage regulator on the alternator sounds defective. You could check charging voltage with a meter while the engine is at idle. Replace the battery at the time of alternator replacement as well.

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Expert:  Dan replied 4 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

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