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I am trying to remove the dead alternator in my 1990 saab 900. i can't get the main bolt out. any suggestions?

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Take out two of the three bolts holding the bracket in place, and rotate the alternator and bracket enough to remove the long bolt.

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Most of the time it is the brushes that wear out. The fix for this takes 5 min. and a stubby philips screw driver. The brush holder comes out through through the rear (exposed section) of the unit. Remove the two screws and replace with either a new carrier or bring it to a shop for brush removal and replacement.. One word of caution however, remove + battery cable whenever attempting this.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

I had the exact same problem on my saab and what i ended up doin was drilling a small hole through firewall for bolt to fit through then plugged with gromit.......

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

Are you sure its dead? i thought the same thing about my 1990 900S, but it turned out one of the wire connectors (the thing that youcrimp the wire into and then the connector snaps onto a place jutting out [think of the connector as a socket and the jutting out on the alternator as the cord to an appliance]) was disconnected and totally fried. All i did was buy new connectors at an autozone and stripped the wire then crimped the newly exposed wire into the connector. Saved me about a lot of money and was a simple and easy problem to fix. The sign i'd look for is a dingling wire that seemingly goes to nothing.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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