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its the "Front Upper Strut Bearings"


i am in WIS, and the only thing i can see is the Support Bearing and Thrust Bearing

which one would that be? or would it be both?

are these even the bearings i should be looking at?





also, is it possible to do this repair without the tool for step number 4? its an odd looking tool...thanks guys
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lower number 5..strut has to come apart..upper number 5 bolts to the car..
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can i do this job without that sleeve tool in number 4?

if not, does anyone know where i can order that tool from?
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yes let me find the link..brb
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thanks


is this repair vital? or would i be ok putting it off a few weeks while i gather parts and tools?
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here ya go...

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=181479

depends how bad they are,as long as they don't break up should be ok.. if your speaking about the bearing..
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can i do this job without that sleeve tool in number 4?

if not, does anyone know where i can order that tool from?
You can do it with a properly sized spark plug socket, a wrench, and an allen wrench in the middle attached to a breaker bar. That being said, it's an absolute PAIN IN THE *** to get that nut off.

Edit: Aerojon beat me to it....use his link. That is how I did mine...well that is how I did ONE of mine. THe other one was so tight that I actually broke my ratchet and I twisted the allen wrench all to hell. I had to take the whole strut and spring assembly to Sears auto and they used their impact gun to get it off. That was ridiculous.
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youre awesome man, thanks a bunch!!


now to just find a place to sell my these bearings....the local dealership are ****ing crooks and they stole my money today and i refuse to spend a dime there....too bad for me theyre the only dealership in central ohio ....ill post up again if i run into anything else, thanks!
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i replaced the bearing when i had the springs done cost me roughly $25 each,thats a rough exchange rate conversion...

http://thesaabsite.com/93/93frontsuspension2003on.htm
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that sleeve thing didnt work...i got the hex down through the socket, but couldnt spin it at all, even with vice grips on the hex to hold it...so i got out my 3/8 impact to get it off...didnt work, too tight lol.... 1/2" impact got it off

replaced them, and put it back together with the small 3/8 impact

hope it stays alright lol...as of now, it rides like brand new!!

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