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Date: 4 Jan 2007 19:51:45 -0800
From: "dharam" <pranasaurusnospaml.com>
Subject: 89 Alternator removal


Hello people, A few months ago I got some good guidance while doing my head gasket. I'm now dealing with a what is usually a simple job...... I say USUALLY! Some of you know what I'm talking about. In my search for an answer I did a search of the archives and found the below post from years ago. I'm on the road and don't have all my regular tools with me or else I might try removing the mounting plate. That bottom bolt is truly a bear! Duane says we don't have remove the bottom bolt, and alls we have to do is rotate CCW (counter clockwise, I assume). Any can shed some light on this approach? Is he joking? Thanks in advance, Dharam, stuck in NY Duane Dostie - view profile Sun, Dec 5 1999 12:00 am "Duane Dostie" <ddos...nospamtiernet.net> alt.autos.saab > 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. You don't have to remove the mounting plate. Leave the bottom bolt connected and you can pivit it CCW so the alt mounting bolt clears the firewall. Seems to me it's perfectly thought out design, just not completely obvious until someone shows you the trick. I just did one that has the firewall *destroyed" where the bolt *would* hit it. They didn't know the trick! Duane

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