Date: Sun, 28 Jul 2002 20:56:47 +0100
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Is there an easier way

Patrick McKelvey wrote: > I had to replace my alternator on my 88 900 (8-valve) and I found that the > job was a lot more difficult than necessary. OK, I know that all the > belt-driven accessories are inches from the firewall, but this was > especially difficult. > > It did not bother me that there is it was necessary to drain a gallon of > coolant from the system to move the heater hoses out of the way. But then I > discovered that the alternator pivot bolt could not be withdrawn because it > hit the firewall. I decided to jack the engine up a few inches to get some > clearance, but the left side mount bolt could not be removed without moving > the oil fill tube. Hehe... The trick is not to remove the pivot bolt - just remove the bracket which the pivot bolt goes through - it's held on with easy to get at Allen screws. -- Grunff

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