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  1. saab lovers/home mechanic in socal

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. as a student here who has a tight budget, i was wondering if there are any home mechanics who are also saab enthusiasts from los angeles area that can help me out with my car. i am located in gardena. i want to get my cv axles replace or just the cv boots. a coolant change and just a...
  2. Rubber donut on driver side axle moveable?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    1999 9-3 Automatic I'm replacing the sway bar end link on the driver side, and when I go to pry the swaybar upwards in order to fit the end link, the travel is limited by the rubber 'donut' on the drive axle. This rubber piece sits between the outer CV joint and the inner one. This donut doesn't...
  3. Inner C/V Axle Rattle

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys! I have a 1998 900 SE Turbo with just shy of 200K and I noticed a quite loud popping noise in the front driver side when I went over bumps. Upon further inspection I found that the axle was quite loose, so I took everything apart to allow me to remove the axel. The problem is that...
  4. Saab 9-3 2005 axle replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm new to this forum and have no idea where to post. So if this is in the wrong spot, I'm sorry. I really need help figuring out how to properly replace my front axles. My cv joint keeps clicking and making funny noises and I decided to just replace both sides. My question is... When I take it...
  5. Huge suspension mess. Need recommendations and ideas.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello friends. Last night, my car decided to break down on me (2008 Turbo X). Nothing electrical this time, straight up front axle snapped due to something loose in the suspension components, probably the strut. It all started a few months ago with this...
  6. Help! Can't get axle nut off the Shaft

    C900 Workshop
    Help. I'm trying to replace a wheel bearing and I can't get the 32mm nut off the axle. I've tried everything up to, and including, the biggest breaker bar I can find with my considerable weight on the end.... Nothing. Any tips or tricks..... Thanks. John
  7. CV Axle Help

    9000 Workshop
    So I found a CV boot torn and am in the process of replacing it. I have the axle off the car and am trying to get the circlip out and have had no luck. At this point buying a whole new axle seems like the better investment than the process of trying to get this apart. The question I have is...
  8. 2000 9-3 driverside inner cv housing

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 2000 9-3 with 5spd manual. I have a pronounced rumble while driving. If I turn the wheel to the left at any speed, I can make the noise go away. Removed wheel this am and inspected. The inner cv joint housing that goes into the transmission is loos and wobbling. The cv Shaft...
  9. Axle won't go into Transmission

    9-5 Workshop
    What is the trick for getting the splined axle into the transmission? (and likewise the passenger side axle into the intermediate shaft.) I can insert the axle as far as the tip of the splines (I know this because turning the axle engages the intermediate shaft or the transmission), but cannot...
  10. HELP! Saab Runs and starts but doesn't Move in any gear

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Driving. It Broke Down. Figured it was a CV Joint so I bought a new one. Upon installation That Spindle Gear COG Thing on the inside of the Gearbox where the CV joint would go in was really loose. I put My finger in there to center it and it moved completely out of the way like two inside on...
  11. Clunking noise, Drive Shaft or Axle?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, Sometime this winter I heard a clunking sound under the driver's side wheel well area, took it in to a local Saab shop, the car was put on a lift, and a mechanic grabbed and shook the axle. It seemed very loose. The axle was new. It had been installed end of June 2012 by my general...
  12. Auto/manual transmission axle seals interchangeable?

    9-5 Workshop
    Recently I replaced the Driver side Axle on the 9-5 V6 and thought it would be a good idea to change the axle seal that goes into the transmission. So I ended up ordering this Timken Part # 4764 Transmission-Automatic Seal. Thinking it was the right one I noticed that the existing seal looked...
  13. Axles New or rebuilt - Any experienced users?

    9000 Workshop
    My daughters 1993 9000CS 2.3 non-turbo has very noisy CV joints. (I thought it was a bad bearing, but the noise persists after bearing replacement...) New axles are $92, rebuilt are $58 at eeuroparts. Does anyone have any experience or reason not to use rebuilt? Or false economy just spent the...
  14. RH Front Axle Removal

    9000 Workshop
    Help!!! I'm trying to replace the complete front RH axle (w/ inner CV flange) on my daughter's 93 9000 CSE Turbo and cannot get out the existing one. Do I have to remove the motor mount and half shaft? what am I missing here?
  15. Am I missing something? Too good to be true?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Entire axle assembly for $99? I was thinking about replacing my CV boots, but this seems a lot easier.
  16. Broken Ball Joint Control Arm?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, I'm back to the drawing board. So once again my 01 9-5 SE V6 broke down. Driving down a parkway and bam! I start sliding to the side. I don't know how I managed to bring it home, But it looks like this now. The wheel is tilting outwards and looks like it's going to snap off. My...
  17. pass side inner half-shaft stuck in intermediate shaft

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm replacing both the cv half-shafts in my 9-5. The drivers-side shaft came out easily, but my problem is the passenger-side inner half shaft is stuck inside the intermediate shaft. My question is... if there is a clip that's holding it in or is it just stuck in there? ...and if it is just...