Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 22:36:38 -0400
From: "Valjean" <jvaljeannospamamcharter.net>
Subject: Re: Alternator replacement


I'm right in the middle of doing the same with my '94 9000 CS turbo. Do a search of this board, first: http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/bb/9000/ Now, if together we can actually figure out how to get beyond just unscrewing the top and bottom alternator bolt, we'll be home free.... "EP" <eric.perduenospaml.com> wrote in message news:1115680035.017615.187150nospam2000cwo.googlegroups.com... > Well, my alternator passed to the great beyond as I was exiting a > freeway. Fun stuff. It had foul electrical smelling smoke coming out of > it. > > Now, I have changed out a few alternators in my time, but never on a > Saab. Looks to me like the upper motor mount needs to be removed. Which > is fine, because the upper mount appears to need replacing anyway. This > may possibly be a bigger job than I want to take on, but I gotta try. > > I note that EEurpoarts has a $79 R&R tool for the motor mount. Yikes. > $79 for a tool to do something that I will probably never need to do > again concerns me. Is this tool a requirement? How is the engine > supported when the upper mount is removed? Should I just suck it up and > send her off to a shop? I HATE to do that, because I have found most > Saab repairs to be remarkably easy so far, and there is that whole "Zen > and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" thing, too. > > Any advice is greatly appreciated. >

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