2006 Saab 94 1.9taxi sport
Battery draining even after recharging. Bought new battery but no better. Needing jump start every journey.

Jocelyn Lowry
1 points

Problem added: Aug 19, 2020 (1 month ago)
Battery has to be charged after every journey. Bought new battery no improvement. Have had to be rescued numerous times as car refuses to start once stopped even on short journey.

Car details
Car: Saab 94
Variant: 1.9taxi sport
Model Year: 2006
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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1,855 points

Aug 19, 2020 (1 month ago)
First Check charging rate of alternator and battery earth and main fuses ,does sound like a charging issue from your description of the fault,please update with findings ,Thanks
14,861 points

Aug 19, 2020 (1 month ago)
If car battery flat and needing charged after a short journey , there must be some amount of drain on battery . A large drain like that should be easily found with systematic checking .
Top Fixer
457 points

Aug 20, 2020 (1 month ago)
I would go with a drain through the alternator for it to flatten the battery so quick, good way to check is fully charge battery disconnect alternator keep wires away from metal parts (insulate) connect battery lock car and leave overnight connect up see what happens when you start it , i have had this problem a few times and it has been the alternator.
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