Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 20:45:11 GMT
From: "Keith Grider" <>
Subject: Re: upper and lower ball joints

The bushings are a couple of Yankee dollars a piece (6.00 ea. at the dealer and cheaper from other sources - 2 needed). It takes jacking the car up, supporting on jack stands, CAREFULLY removing the nut which retains the shock eye on the a-arm. Penetrating oil and gently wrench it. If it does not budge, a little patience with heat and possibly more penetrating oil. Then jack on the lower a-arm until the shock is unloaded. Pull shock eye off the stud. remove old bush, push new bush in. A little synthetic grease (not vaseline) may help. KeithG "Gershom Wynn" <> wrote in message news:SZAi6.75559$ > My steering seems fine, how much $$ are we talking about? > "HAMMERSPG" <JDORSEYnopsamABLE.NET> wrote in message > news:8YAi6.6650$ > > If your steering seems okay you may want to check the front shock > > bushings,that is probably the source of the noise and is very common on > the > > older Saabs.Lower bushings seem to be the problem! > > Hope it helps! > > Jim > > "Gershom Wynn" <> wrote in message > > news:2fyi6.70069$ > > > I have an 88 900 turbo that rattles badly over bumps....I think I need > > ball > > > joints; how much am I looking at spending to have them replaced? > > > > > > > > > > > >

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