Ready to have a crack at changing the brake pads and disks, my Supra-driving friend arrived at 19:00 and we went out to the garage.
The car didn’t respond to the remote – I knew immediately that the battery was going to be completely flat.
Car had then been fine until now.
UK Saabs thread here
Lift bonnet, apply multi-meter. 0.05 volts.
That’s not just flat, that’s super-flat
Remove the battery, and after 15 mins it is up to 2.0 volts.
It is currently in my kitchen charging – it seems to quickly go to 12.4 volts, drop to 12.06, and was at 12.11 when I left it, with the charger smelling very hot…
I gave up on the brakes. Had even bought a bench grinder at lunchtime, but that can go back.
I am now depressed with the car. Since Friday I have bought new disks, new pads, need a new battery, potentially have issues with the charging system, and it needs to go to the garage so that is more Â£Â£Â£.
Not a happy Saab driver 🙁