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  1. How do I order control arm parts? (stupid question...I know)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, Saab 9-3 2.8 v6 Aero 2006 sedan New to all this (sort of-I only come here when I need advice on the car and you guys are always fantastic), so I'm sorry if I'm posting incorrectly. Car is continuing to squeak as I turn corners and suspension just feels 'off'. Additionally, a sort...
  2. Driver side front control arm issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I was working on my brakes today. I did the rear brakes first as I had a frozen left rear caliper. That all went fine. I started to take the front apart when I noticed that the cone washer on the rear control arm bushing was loose and rattling around. I have been noticing a bit of a noise...
  3. 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...
  4. Control Arm / Head level issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey folks, So I replaced my control arms last night and as I'm sure some of you know, one of the leveling sensors sits partially attached to the driver's side lower control arm. Not 10 seconds go by and I get the Headlight leveling malfunction on the SID. I didn't disconnect it, all I did...
  5. 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...
  6. Front suspension - Lower control arm bushing

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi All, The rubber grommet/bushing on the front right lower control arm is pretty much gone (The wheel has about 2 inches of play in it when I roll it forward/backward :o). I don't want to buy a new control arm, since the arm itself is fine. Is there anyway to buy a new bushing for it and...
  7. 08 9-3 Suspension Noise? Confused!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm thoroughly confused! Today I noticed a creak/squeak when I'm at low speeds on my 08 9-3 with 85K. The noise is apparent at low speeds (sometimes not even going over any large bumps), so when i got home tonight, i pushed on the passenger left front side, and voila, there's the noise. You...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...