Date: Thu, 13 May 1999 12:06:08 +0100
From: "Bogtrotter" <bogtrotternopsam.pipex.com>
Subject: Re: Normal Convertible "Shake"???


It is normal, but not unpleasant. Other convertibles flex more. 1999 9-3 Convertible abph wrote in message <3738f4e8.4221325nopsam.cwix.com>... >I recently purchased a 1996 900 SE convertible. Compared to my >sister's '94 non-convertible 900 (as well as other non-convertible >cares I have driven), the '96 has a good deal of shake as the car >travels over bumps on the road. This shake is felt in the steering >wheel as well. I have taken the car to two SAAB dealers and, after >test drives, both have said that the shake is normal for a >convertible. One also said that the suspension on my car had been >upgraded (a Saab upgrade) at some time in the past -- a new control >arm (I think) that was supposed to improve the shaking. My suspension >was found to be tight and the car in good shape. > >I guess I can get used to this shaking (I am used to a more 'rigid' >driving platform) but am wondering if any other convertible owners >have experienced similar issues and whether or not I might consider >any other 'fixes'. > >I have verified (as much as I can trust the people who have reviewed >the car) that my suspension is in order (including struts, ball >joints, tie rods, etc.), tires are new, wheels are properly balanced, >and car is in alignment. > >Thank you for any follow-ups! > >Tom Heatherington (remove NOSPAM) >thomasjhnopsamAMpitt.edu

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