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Hey Guys

Love my 2003 Saab 9-5 but something has been driving me crazy and it seems to get worse after a longer drive.
Can only has 80,000 klms

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP6Db7lX_2I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WB0cx9dXIcA

I have a creak that occurs when I turn right or accelerate firmly.
Sound does not occur when turning left
Sound does not occur at stand still turning wheels
Sound does not occur immediately, occurs after a few klms
Worse on right hand turns, slightly up hill
Can hear it at higher speeds, when accelerating
Subframe bushes appear fine, with no real play
Have replaced sway bar bushes (they squeaked over bumps)
Have replaced drop links, previous ones were notchy
Shocks upon inspection seem fine, spine is sitting centre

ill try put a better vid
 

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I second the thrust bearing possibility, that is typically what they sound like when they go. When my driver side control arm bushings went bad (and the spindle was rusted), it made a very similar noise that would only occur when being "unloaded" I.E. acceleration or harder left turns.
 

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Thank you guys, Ill check that at lunch today. Its definitely when the weight is off the front right, but cant be reproduced when the cars on stands, with wheels off and suspension fully stretched. Thrust bearings are relatively cheap and worth the shot anyways.
Thanks again, ill post back with what i find
 

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Hey Guys,

This ended up being the rear right subframe bush.
The *** had felled out of it, the top portion was still supple but the subframe was essentially sitting on the cross member.

All sorted :)
 
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