Date: 18 Aug 2003 00:34:01 -0700
From: (Paul)
Subject: Re: Brake/Suspension Problem on 2002 9-3

Gary, I took my car back in on Saturday morning and demo'd the problem again to someone else. He thought it was subframe again. What he did was slacken subframe, tighten in specific order and he also found (which I think may be the key item) a loose bolt on "front suspension knuckle joint" - sorry I can't be any more specific than that and I hope that this means something to you (it doesnt to me). Anyway the problem has yet to rear its head after about 100-150 miles of driving this weekend. Ill keep you posted. Paul. "Gozer" <> wrote in message news:<GV8_a.123$>... > Good to know about the clutch. Too bad my car isn't under warranty anymore. > That's the kind of work I'd rather have the dealer waste their time on. > > I spent some time testing the suspension to recreate the sound. I'm going > to just go ahead and replace the parts in link that Bob posted, and maybe a > couple more. I'm ordering them this week. Not sure that's the entire > problem, but maybe it's a start. > > Gary > > > "Paul" <> wrote in message > > > Gary, > > > > I got my car back on saturday, the juddering clutch has apparently > > been replaced, due the alignment between "the flywheel" and some other > > bit not being correct. > > > > The 4 wheel alignment seems to have fixed the problem with the > > steering I was having and the reason why I took the car in (the clunky > > sound) seemed fine at first, now it is back :-( just as you described > > really. > > > > I will be back onto dealer today, having them tell me they will > > tighten up the bolts again is going to be unacceptable so we'll see > > what else they can suggest. > > > > Paul.

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