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All my ECU's are for manual transmission cars.

I think I have four, free to have it if you want one.
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Thanks for the offer. I'll keep it in mind in case the car doesn't sell.
I've had more responses of people trying to help than people who want to buy it. Never saw that coming from kijiji lol.
 

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Was told by the local tire joint that my struts and shocks are bad. I took it in for balancing. One of tires had cord showing (and has been replaced). No surprise. New tires are on the list. But I am suspicious about the struts and shocks. I have driven plenty of cars with bad shocks and this just doesn't feel like they are bad - no "bouncy bouncy".
 

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Was told by the local tire joint that my struts and shocks are bad. I took it in for balancing. One of tires had cord showing (and has been replaced). No surprise. New tires are on the list. But I am suspicious about the struts and shocks. I have driven plenty of cars with bad shocks and this just doesn't feel like they are bad - no "bouncy bouncy".
Bad struts are usually leaky, or the rebound is just super slow. Only way to test that is to remove it from the spring.
 

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Was told by the local tire joint that my struts and shocks are bad. I took it in for balancing. One of tires had cord showing (and has been replaced). No surprise. New tires are on the list. But I am suspicious about the struts and shocks. I have driven plenty of cars with bad shocks and this just doesn't feel like they are bad - no "bouncy bouncy".
Drive the car over speed humps, the kind that you can do 20 MPH over without damage. If the car wallows or makes funny schlurping noises, you have at least some bad shocks and/or struts.
 

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Replaced the engine mounts on either side. The one under the yoke is pretty easy; the one under the battery isn’t much more difficult but there is more to it as far as access. The improvement in shifting from park to drive with a cold engine is much improved and when I go to get my boy from school this afternoon I’ll see what kind of improvement to driving there is. I was surprised at how much they both brought the engine up, especially the pax side...
 

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I did the same procedure on my Linear as well as the torque strut last month. The latter was the most worn and I don't think it was doing much. I rebuilt the transmission mount and torque strut with urethane. The engine is very firm now and moves very little but that dreaded vibration at idle has increased significantly. I don't really care. My aero vibrates like hell because the mounts are totally shot so I'm used to it. When I get it back on the road, I'll do the same procedure and I will probably replace the rear one too. It looks like a hellish job. How is the idle vibration in your car now, Shaggy?
 

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Sold it... It was a little bitter sweet to be honest. I loved that car. But it went to another SAAB enthusiast who's going to bring his older ARC up to more modern amenities and more power (he knows a SAAB specialist who franken builds SAABs all the time). I'm happy it went to an enthusiast, but sad at the same time that the Saabllennium Falcon is no longer on my driveway.
 

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Starting pulling the front end apart for the first time since I bought her to replace a torn CV boot. Also wanted to investigate why my brakes have been making wubwubwub noises while braking on the highway.

"I don't get it. Everything looks fine?"
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"Ah... well.... ah."
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That brake issue is gonna remain a mystery, those rotors look practically brand new...As for me, I threw 2 new front hubs on my '04 9-3 Aero. Now I'm just waiting on a washer fluid motor and some new headlights to hit the road again
 
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