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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Been having issues trying to get a good alignment on my 2003 9-3 Aero vert I go to firestpne (its hit or miss with the mechanics there. one in New London CT did a great job as was proud of himself for figuring it out. It was on target on cross toe and right side, and only a bit out on the right...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I had my car aligned like a month ago and it had been totally fine for like month. Now it is massively out of alignment, in order to go straight the wheel i about 10-15 degrees to the left. I did not hit anything and it seems it feels fine other then the wheel being crooked. picture shows...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I thought this might be of use as I could not find it in the forums by searching. https://app.box.com/s/q3o0rpjpatolaga4qvfz2svc0uil3k3t
  4. Wheels & Tires
    Hello, I have a 2005 9-3 arc. It loves to chew right through the inside of tires. Whenever I put a new set on the techs come up with excuses as to why they can't give me a 4 wheel alignment. Yesterday the tech said the eccentric rear bolts are frozen and if I replace those with new ones they...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    Just bought a 2003 9-5 Aero sedan w/ about 116k on the odo. Really nice car with a few issues, but the price was right. I took it to a Saab specialist shop before the sale to get it checked out, and they quoted me some prices that seem kind of crazy, but then again, I don't know the ins and...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Over the last couple weeks I've replaced control arms, strut inserts, and tie rod ends as well as gotten new (used) front tires along with an alignment from Big O. Here's a timeline: Phase 1: Before replacing any hardware or tires - pulls to the right a bit Phase 2: After replacing control...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I took my 2005 Saab 9-3 to get new tires and alignment done, however the guy said he wouldn't do the alignment because it needs all these parts Drivers side axel Cool springs Control arm, front driver side Front struts Sway bar link Sway bar bushings What parts are the ones I should get so...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Had an alignment done, drives better but still pulls to the right. Is the camber off enough to cause this? I realize it still might pull even with the camber bolt if the tires have uneven wear. Top is before, bottom is after alignment. Thanks.
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a slight pull in my 93 a convertible to the right and I know it needs to be aligned. However I am also in need of some new suspension bushings in the front and rear because there's some squeaks and pops. Should I get the aligned now or should I wait until after I do the suspension work...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Is there any chance replacing an axle can put the car out of alignment? To replace the passenger side front axle on my 1994 900S, taking off the sway bar bolt and the rear control arm bolt (I wasn't able to break the front control arm bolt - the one just behind the ball joint). I used a hammer...
  11. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am told by a trusted alignment shop that the car gets aligned, and after a few seconds, the numbers on the computer start to change. They aligned it three times and three times, it did this. They questioned the integrity of the computer, but this issue only happened with my vehicle. History...
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, First I'm mechanically challenged so hopefully this question isn't completely stupid..:D On my 2008 SC the steering wheel is tilted to the right when driving straight. Someone mentioned to me that there is some adjustment under the car that can make it straight? All I know is that the car...
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am planning on replacing my inner and outer tie rods this weekend. One driver side is loose between at the adjustment nut which requires a new inner and outer, plus a new nut. The passenger is seized up. The bushing end looks easy however I am not sure what I am in for on the Inner rod...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    As I have read with the older saabs, the clutch alignment tool is a pain in the *** to acquire. Now, what about for our sport saloons? I have an 06b 2.0 5sp I am doing the clutch on this weekend but I CANNOT find the tool. I would rather not listen to some ideas I have read i.e. a 1/2 in metal...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey Everyone, I have an '01 9-3 Convertible and I just had 2 new front tires and a 4-wheel alignment done. It was pulling bad to the right before and the front passenger side tire was worn to the cords on the inside of the tread but looked new on the outside. Here is a link to the printout...
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello Everyone! I recently finished a 6 month journey of replacing many suspension components (listed here) including new Koni Sport (yellow) and Vogtland springs. After alignment, they weren't able to get rid of a leftward pull that persisted throughout all the changes I've made. They...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    so... i just put on new slotted and drilled rotors, new calipers and new pads all around. and finished it off this morning with new tires and wheels. but, when town fair tire went to install the new treads, they found that the locking bolts and the adjusting screw on the toe for front end...
  18. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey, i just picked up a 1995 900 SE Turbo w/192k a couple weeks ago, and i LOVE this car, its probably the nicest car ive owned and was CHEAP! anyway, im fighting the handling. the car grabs ruts like mad, the car darts around, and it pulls to the right pretty good. i just had the car...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    First of all for last couple months I hear squeaking noise when going over the bumps,found this video and it sounds just like mine (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYQVG7mS1Pk). Also on low speeds or when taking off and turning wheel a cracking noise comes up. I have done some research and it...
  20. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I searched this forum for a procedure to adjust headlights alignment and could not find a definitive answer as to how to performe it. The user manual claims that my 9-3 (non-HID, non-auto leveling) has two hex sockets in each headlight, both controling vertical alignment of the beam while my...
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