Question about 1988 Saab 900
Removing the alternator isn't the easiest job on this car!
The long bot that allows the alternator to pivot to adjust belt tension ISN'T the bolt to be removed; remove the two bolts that hold the mounting bracket to the engine block. One is at the end of the alternator (away from the belt), the other is above the end of the adjusting bolt, not far away from the first bolt. Take the tension off the belt, then slacken the two bolts holding the bracket to the engine block.
While you have the alternator off, check the bushings of the tension adjusting bolt; if worn/sloppy they should be pressed out and replaced; it'll extend the life of the alternator bearings.
Posted on Aug 09, 2009
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