Date: Wed, 24 Nov 2004 14:51:34 GMT
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnospamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: '99 9-3: Creaking noise from front suspension at low temperatures


Salutations: On Wed, 24 Nov 2004 15:18:13 +0100, The Spanish Inquisition <Ximineznospamn.mailcan.com> wrote: > My '99 Saab 9-3 has an annoying problem. > > At low temperatures ( < -5 celsius) the front suspension makes a loud > creaking noise whenever I drive over speedbumps (or any other kind of > bumps). After about 5 minutes of driving the problem disappears. > > My garage claims that this is a normal problem for this car and there's > not a lot that can be done about it. They tried lubricating some rubbers > (that should be the cause) but that doesn't seem to help at all. > > Is this indeed a known problem (couldn't find any mention of it with > Google)? > Is there a remedy? > I'm still under warranty, should the garage fix it? > > Thanks for any help, > TSI .. RELEASE THE COMFY CHAIR! .. :) .. Actually - you should probably have a look at your strut bearing mounts and how your springs are sitting in your strut receivers. Although I expect the noise could be chronic, if you have lubed the rubber and there is no change - you should start looking around the front end a bit further a field. While a real long shot - could also be an upper engine mount getting sticky too. -- Dexter J's fab NG900 is for sale: http://www.dexterdyne.org/310.HTM Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Louis Prima Keely Smith - Hey Boy Hey Girl http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/146.RAM all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time

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