Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 17:44:11 -0400
From: "B. Smith" <b.smithnopsamco.ca>
Subject: Re: Viggen Vibration


The re-torquing of the bolts on the subframe did work. Had the same type of problems that you are describing and spent a year with two dealers trying to find the problem. Finally, Saab trouble-shooter came in and they had the car for two days. Loosened everything on the subframe and then re-torqued to spec. - problem gone. Was told this was a known problem on '97 and '98's (2.0 L Turbo) but don't know about your model year. Hope this helps. Brian "D. Cyr" <notavailablenopsamamessage.com> wrote in message news:065neucd0n39s65vcu87bbhvu0l336nf9unopsamcom... > I have a vibration problem under acceleration. Someone posted on here > that they had the same thing and that the dealer re-torquing the > subframe bolts was the fix for them. Seems kind of odd to me, but it > might work. I haven't had the time to try it yet, but i plan on it. > > Dave > > > > On Wed, 22 May 2002 03:44:46 GMT, "X" <xnopsamm> wrote: > > >Good leads, except the dealer has checked the brakes and they're fine all > >around, and this happens with both my summer and winter wheels. The summer > >tires are brand new Bridgestones and the wheels are first rate German made > >Borbets - which don't leave the shop unless they're hand and machine > >inspected. > > > >The Saab dealer also brought my car to a neighboring Lexus dealer to have > >the alignment and balance double-checked (and the Lexus dealer had the very > >latest equipment), everything came out fine, so its not the alignment or > >balance. > > > >Xorg > > > > > >"saks" <saksnopsamng.com> wrote in message > >news:uelskl12qe6vabnopsam.supernews.com... > >> I don't think you are alone! I would look at two things that I had issues > >> with. 1. Rotors. I would bet that the rotors if our of ballance them > >> selves. Changing mine out all together helped with mine. 2. Then I put > >my > >> summer wheels and new rubber on and the vibration was back. Taking my > >> wheels to a local wheel shop we found that my wheels were out of round. > >Got > >> new Saab wheels and new Rubber and it rixed the problem. > >> > >> Please note Bridgtone and Wheels above for these wheels and tires because > >I > >> sold the car right after. > >> > >> "X" <xnopsamm> wrote in message > >> news:F1yG8.54759$eD2.1221538nopsam2.east.cox.net... > >> > I'm struggling through the exact same issue with my dealer and my 1999 > >9-3 > >> > 5-door. It's a low level vibration that an alignment and wheel balance > >> > makes better, but which never seems to go away completely. It's most > >> > annoying because my hands go numb after 20-30 minutes of driving with > >the > >> > wheel vibrating like this. Worst is at 65-75mph (of course) and when > >> > braking. No other 9-3 I've driven has had the same problem, my dealer > >is > >> at > >> > wits end. > >> > > >> > Xorg > >> > > >> > > >> > > >> > "Clint Vranian" <cvraniannopsam.com> wrote in message > >> > news:647682b4.0205210912.7755dad0nopsaming.google.com... > >> > > I know this has probably been asked before, but please bear with me. > >> > > > >> > > I know the Viggen has a tight suspension resulting in a bit of a > >> > > bumpier ride. Has any else noticed a slight lateral vibration as > >> > > well? It's not always there, and is sometimes worse than at other > >> > > times. The wheel shakes, the visors shake and the image in the > >> > > rearview mirror is slightly blurred since it's also vibrating. > >> > > > >> > > The local dealership couldn't find it (which usually means that when > >> > > they hooked it to the computer it didn't say anything - heaven forbid > >> > > they actually look under the car anymore). > >> > > > >> > > I've been writing it off to just being sporty, but on returning from a > >> > > 700 mile trip, I became obsessed with it. > >> > > > >> > > Rims seem to be fine, though one tire is slightly cupped- I don't > >> > > know if that's the cause or the result. > >> > > > >> > > Any ideas, or moral support out there??? > >> > > >> > > >> > >> > > >

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