Sound when turning steering wheel - SaabCentral Forums
* site search:  
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum

Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab 9-5 Mk.I, 1998-2009 > Saab 9-5 Workshop
Saab 9-5 Workshop Saab 9-5 Workshop (1997 to 2010) Technical Forum is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-05
samuel samuel is offline
Active Member
Join Date: Sep 2004                                                
Location: Singapore
Posts: 46
Default Sound when turning steering wheel

Hi All,

When ever I turn my 01' 95 Auto steering wheel to its extreme left or right at almost stationary speed, there is a rattering noise. Only comes out at the extreme like something is loss...

I have got the dealer to look at it (btw my car is out of warranty too) and they have already regreased the steering column few time but the sound is still of the customer service told me that it is not worth to investigate further... anyone can help advise me??

thanks in advance,

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 12-03-05
Chris 9-5's Avatar
Chris 9-5 Chris 9-5 is offline
Saab Sage!
Join Date: Jun 2003                                                
Location: SaabWorld
My Saabs: .
Posts: 22,211

All 9-5 steering seems noisey to me, especially at low speed but full lock is worse, I'd compare it with another 9-5 before you worry too much
I decline to grant to SAABCENTRAL.COM a non exclusive, royalty free, worldwide, perpetual license to reproduce, distribute, transmit, sublicense, create derivative works of, publicly display, publish and perform any materials and other information I submit to any public areas....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-05
Finn's Avatar
Finn Finn is offline
Saab Lunatic
Join Date: Oct 2004                                                
Location: Essex/Suffolk border - UK
My Saabs: 2000 9-5 "TrollSport"
Posts: 2,929

Always had a full lock grind ever since I got the car. Its never got any worse. I just try not to use full lock.;.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-03-05
joshd2012's Avatar
joshd2012 joshd2012 is offline
Saab Crazy
Join Date: Jan 2004                                                
Location: Arlington, VA
My Saabs: 2004 9-5 Aero
Posts: 642

A lot of power steering units have a full lock grind. Generally, this is just another reminder that you should never fully lock your steering (horrible for the power steering unit). My 2004 is very smooth, even at lock.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 13-03-05
samuel samuel is offline
Active Member
Join Date: Sep 2004                                                
Location: Singapore
Posts: 46

Thanks guy, it only sound worst when I move my car out of parking lot or furing U-turn. Once in motion it is gone...just curious why saab can't do it right...never heard a single from all those japanese car around me...

thanks anyway,


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-07-06
its_tricky83's Avatar
its_tricky83 its_tricky83 is offline
Saab Crazy
Join Date: Dec 2003                                                
Location: Australia (TAS)
My Saabs: 9000 CD FPT '91
Posts: 760

Hey guys, I just had a hose on my power Steering blow and fluid flush out all over the road/curb. So, when taking it to get fixed the Saab Mechanic told me the part is not made anymore but ENZED (Hose Doctors) could make one up for me. The Mechanics said they got this done for another Saab a few weeks back and they experienced Vibration/Noise/Grind at low speeds. So yeh I went with that and thought it couldn't be too bad. It turns out it's pretty bad and sounds very harsh on the pump.

So. Perhaps you guys have at some stage had this same hose replaced with an aftermarket one, and that could be causing your probs.

I reckon I will purchase the real thing if I can get hold of one. See if I get the same result. Remembering that Saab Mechanics dont always have the best places to source their parts from.

Here's a pic of the hose in question I got replaced.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us

copyright © 2003 - 2011, All rights reserved - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.