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Date: 9 May 2005 16:07:15 -0700
From: "EP" <>
Subject: Alternator replacement

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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