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  1. Strut Mounts: Polyurethane

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hello all, I've been chasing steering issues for a couple of years now: steering rack, control arms, a power steering line, tie rod ends, and most recently new driver side mount. I've done a mix of doing it myself and having the rare friendly (read, reluctant) shop do the work for me, and I'm...
  2. Strut Noise w/video (please help)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2005 Saab 9-3 Arc 2.0T 135000 miles I bought this car used for cheap. Front right strut popping noise. I looked at it and saw that all the fluid had leak out of the strut. When I removed it, the strut was totally worn out and collapsed. And the bump stop on the strut rod was worn too. I...
  3. Trying to pinpoint sound.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Another sound thread So when I start my car up, especially when it's cold. I hear a sound I can best describe as a lumpy sort of rattle coming from the front left. and Yes, in the years I've owned and driven Saabs, I have become the expert at replacing sway bar links so let's rule that out...
  4. rattle in my 93 cabrio

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    sounds like upper strut bearings so it needed shocks anyway so i changed them and the bearings and it still rattles.Does an 07 9-3 still have steering rack bulkhead issues like older saabs?:roll:
  5. Cold-weather weirdness with my 99 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi All - - Learned to drive on a '74 or '75 99 (Dad can't remember)---- Now a super-happy owner of a 9-3, my first -- a '99 with only 66k on it - I'm just starting to realize what it is that I've signed on for, but the car's totally worth it, and I am about to learn a ton. And I want to take...
  6. Cold-weather weirdness with my 99 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi All - - Learned to drive on a '74 or '75 99 (Dad can't remember)---- Now a super-happy owner of a 9-3, my first -- a '99 with only 66k on it - I'm just starting to realize what it is that I've signed on for, but the car's totally worth it, and I am about to learn a ton. And I want to take...
  7. Creaking from rear wheel well

    9-5 Workshop
    I have recently noticed this creaking from the rear wheel well. My suspicion is that it is the trailing arm bushing, because it goes away when it's raining (or snowing - I didn't notice it all winter) and I *assumed* when the bushing got wet it stopped creaking. However, it does almost sound...
  8. Suspension noise wtf!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Alright I am officially stumped. While i'm driving in my 2000 9-3 any uneven road surface causes a sound from both sides of the front of the car that sounds like a rattle like a loose bolt or something which turns into a loud knock the bigger the bumps get. It really just makes a racket. My dad...
  9. Issues With Front End

    9-5 Workshop
    So a few noises have all appeared in the past few months from the front end. I know the bushings probably need to be replaced in the subframe, I want to try and get that done this summer as there is a creaking from the frame on uneven terrain and bumps. Some of this was resolved by replacing...
  10. 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...
  11. Front End Rattle Baffle

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there! I have a 2007 9-3 convertible that I adore, and in September I had a bad suspension rattle. I took it to my front end guy who replaced the torsion bars and it was back to normal ... for two months. On one trip in November, I noticed that the rattle was back, and loud, but only on...
  12. Undercarriage knock

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 2002 Saab 9-3, 153K miles. Usually when I pull out from a sparking space or execute a tight turn I get a knocking sound from what sounds like the driver's side/front of the car. It's been there for years and I've had about half a dozen mechanics look at it and they have found no...
  13. Sqeaking noises from front end?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 93 2.0L, sometimes when traveling at low speeds (<25 mph) I can hear sqeaking from the front end. It sounds like bushings to me. However, what bushings are there on this car? My Jeep Cherokee has many front end bushings and Quadratech sales kits for replacing. I have seen...
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