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  1. Suspension Clunk is the control arm ball joint?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a dull clunk coming from the right front wheel when turning and going over a curb or speed bump. I can feel it in the steer wheel, it's like a joint that comes out of the socket and goes back in but it doesn't affect the steering at all. I just installed complete strut assemblys and...
  2. control arm removal--help!!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all! My first time removing a control arm on my 2000 base 9-3. I have looked at the Platenoff series of photos, which are helpful, have loosened the inner bushing, removed the bottom nut on the sway bar link and removed the nut on top of the ball joint, but I can't seem to get the ball joint...
  3. CLUNK when accelerating, braking, turning, or hitting a bump.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello I So i bought a Used 2001 saab se convertible . The car is in exxcelent condition and very up kept. One thing that is driving me crazy though is this clunk sound i get whenever I accelerate really hard, Brake really hard, and sometimes when i hit bumps or turn. Now on normal driving its...
  4. DIY: Front Lower control arm / Ball joint replacement.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Tools needed: o Jackstands + Floor jack o 3/8" ratchet and sockets o Breaker bar o Set of wrenches o Torque wrench if you desire up to specs torques o PB blaster or WD40 o An extra pair of hands comes useful Parts: Control arm comes as one piece including arm, ball joint and bushings. Rockauto...
  5. 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...
  6. Look at this lower control arm - salvageable or toast?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm changing my struts, outer tie rod ends and renewing the ball joint boot covers on my 1998 900-S 2.3L SAAB today and I saw my passenger side ball joint housing on the lower control arm looked like this when I took the torn boot off: You can see the dents in it at 9 and 6 o'clock. There's...