I have a 1996 Saab 900 se turbo and it has over 120,000 miles. It has an automatic transmission. Most recent repair was the A/C charge 3 weeks ago, and again earlier today. It was blowing hot air, but the mechanic found no leak.
Here's the symptoms. When I was in the process of parking my car today, the charging warning came on along with the signal chimes. The steering wheel began to stiffen and resist as I was turning the car to park. The A/C was not blowing cold air. As I got out of the car, I saw coolant leaking all over the ground and as I popped the hood up I smelled some burnt rubber and steam near the coolant reservoir.
Is possible that the drive belt was broken causing the other system such as the water pump, power steering pump air compressor to fail all at once?
Besides possibly guessing that the alternator, voltage regulator, or the pulley, what else can cause the charging warning light to go off?
Sunday, August 26th, 2007 AT 1:19 AM