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I have a 1999 saab and I have to replace the old alternator with a new one. I have the part, but would like step by step instructions on the process

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  • Cahill Sep 12, 2009

    I was really looking for guidence on exactly what bolts need to be removed and also where the tightenin g mechanism is

  • Cahill Sep 12, 2009

    I have the 4 CYL 2.3 L Engine

  • Cahill Sep 12, 2009

    please let me know which bolts need removal and how to remove them

  • Cahill Sep 12, 2009

    This is outstanding. Thank you very much. THis was exactly what I was looking for

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What engine do you have?

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  • Superbovine Sep 12, 2009

    No problem, just a minute

  • Superbovine Sep 12, 2009

    Here are the step-by-steps.






    1

    Drape protective covers over the front fenders.





    2

    Lift off the battery cap and disconnect the negative cable.





    3

    Remove the shield over the intake manifold.





    4

    Remove the crankcase ventilation solenoid and constant-pressure valves.





    5

    Relieve the tension on the belt tensioner and remove it. Use special tool 83 95 254.





    6

    Remove the generator's upper retaining bolt.





    7

    Mark and detach the retaining nut on the right-hand engine mounting and lubricate it to give it some mobility.


    8

    Detach the retaining nut on the rear engine mounting.






    9

    Remove the front exhaust pipe,





    10

    Remove the hose between the oil trap and the oil sump.



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You need to unscrew the bolts to the altenator then once loose you will notice the alternator moving..then disconnect the wiring to it.Once done, then you can remove the altenator and replace with the new one,make sure the belt is put back with the same direction of turning..so mark it with an arrow if possible.Once back before you tighten the altenator,get a big metal rod for leverage and apply it with force while you check the tension of the belt.Hold the leverage until you tighten the bolts and plug back the wiring.Now your altenator is fitted and start engine and run some test with a voltmeter to see if there is any electricity coming to the battery while engine is running on higher revs.This should solve your problem now.Any questions please feel free to ask.

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1st take off negative battery cable, then the serpentine belt if the vehicle is so equipped, then remove wiring to alt. then spray mounting bolts and associated hardware on the alt. and remove and install in reverse order

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