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Old 10-12-2008, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Alternator dust shield missing

Re : '97 SW2, 150kMi

I think the alternator is good, it is labeled:"Remanufactured for Saturn", 96A. The bolt-heads for both fasteners are 13mm. There was no dust cover ... but there is a short/abbreviated section of plastic covering a small (3"X2") portion of the alternator {it is apparently clipped into place, no screw}.

My '96 OEM manual rails about "failures due to foreign debris intrusion" [no concerns then for 'sleeper cells'] .
Shall i ignore the missing dust cover , or procure ? TIA,

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That dust cover also held in heat and that was worse than the dust. It was eliminated on later models.
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That dust cover also held in heat and that was worse than the dust. It was eliminated on later models.

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