Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 14:54:26 -0800
From: "Paul Nelson" <>
Subject: Re: 85 900 - Alternator - HOW???

Just wanted to say thanks to the folks with good suggestions. We got the right tools, and removed the mounting plate. This made things easy (if you can say that for a job that should have only taken a few minutes...) ;-) Issues like this make me want to take the guys who design these cars and have them work on them some. I still love our saabs though. They're safe, nice to drive and still a very good value when compared to other cars. Thanks, Paul 85 900T 89 9000CD -- ========================================================== Paul Nelson................... Riverdale School, 11733 SW Breyman Ave, Portland, OR 97219 school (503)636-4511.....................fax (503)635-6342 Riverdale Web Page......... ========================================================== <> wrote in message > Paul Nelson wrote: > > > > Hello Folks, > > > > My son and I are trying to replace the alternator in his 85 900 turbo. We've > > got it ready to come out except the bottom mounting bolt is about 5 inches > > long and there is only about 3 inches of room from the mounting bracket to > > the firewall. > > > > Short of taking the engine off the motor mounts, I can't figure out a way to > > get this bolt out. > > > > Any clues would be appreciated. > > > > I was about to replace the alt. on my '86, but someone on this ng and a > local alt. guy (who HATED removing Saab alternators) both suggested > replacing the voltage regulator and brushes first - and it worked! > > You may have already ruled out this possibility - but if not, it's worth > a try as it's only about a $45 part and doesn't require alt. removal.

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