Date: 20 Jan 2006 13:47:40 -0800
From: "Mitch Knight" <>
Subject: Creaking Noise

1999 Saab 9-3, 87k miles About 2 months ago when it started getting rather cold my car started making a creaking, sqeeky noise from the very center and near the center of the rear axel for the first 5 mins of driving. So I figure ah its some paneling, maybe evne the exaust... You really can't hear it unless your in the backseat, or with the windows down or of course standing near it when it drives by (I get some weird looks because of it). I had a muffler shop check the exhaust and look for something (maybe something is caught and just dragging?) They find absolutely nothing and then we cant get te car to recreate the noise. So I thank the guy and he says no charge and I drive off. Now the car is doing it all the the time, I'm planning on getting a Transmission fluid change next week, wonder if the Saab shop will have a look for free or cheap? (I'm a college student, got an absolute steal on the car a year ago.) Drivetrain seems fine, no exhaust issues, no reduction in power, no mechanical breaks.... Suggestions?

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