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I brought my Saab 93 in because I had to have 2 FOBs programmed and the module behind the steering wheel replaced.

When I left the shop turning the wheel made noise.

The noise got worse and I brought the car back in.

The shop says the bearings are bad in the steering column.

They would have to replace the entire steering column.

They only give me a discount on parts and I don't want to spend $750 to get this issue fixed.

How big of a job is replacing the steering column?

I don't know where the bolts are located that attach it.

Can the bearings just be replaced instead of the whole column?

I can purchase steering column at a salvage yard for $45.

Should I feel safe the bearings in a used column will last long?

Or should I bite the bullet and purchase a new column for $250?
 

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You sure it's the column? And why did it only surface after they worked on the car?

Have a friend sit in the car and turn the wheel back and forth and see if the springs are binding in the front suspension.
 

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Yes they are Saab mechanics and they turned the wheel and showed me noise coming from the column
Yes they broke it
 

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Sounds like they did a **** job.

And what is this "module behind the steering wheel replaced"? The CIM? Did they put in a new one?
 

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Saab 93 steering column issue

Yes they did a sh^$%ty job

Yes they were replacing the CIM.

My question is can I get a hold of a repair manual for replacing the steering column?

Or for replacing the steering column bearings?
 

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Was it new or used? clockspring could be busted.
 
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