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Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 08:21:01 GMT
From: *gnopsamlane.net (Russell Gilbert)
Subject: Re: Saab coupe 900 - high pitched noise


In article <6aklfa$g1i$1nopsam.iinet.net.au>, "bala" <balanopsamt.net.au> wrote: > Hi > > got an irrating problem, just brought an 900 coupe (12/97) when I have the > air-con on, an high pitched noise comes on (not all the time) regardless of > what speed I am doing or gear I am in. It is ever so slight (the noise that > is). > i just had a problem fixed which was an DX? valve needing replacing in the > air-con as a vibrating noise would go through the car in any speed or > stationary, out of gear or in. and I still got this high pitched. > > as first i thought it was the radio but detached the front radio panel, > still the noise but when i switch off the air-con it dies away - this noise > was with the car since i brought > > it will go for its 5000km service soon > > any ideas greatly appreciated > > sean (australia) > lyttlenopsam.wa.gov.au I have the same thing on my '91 9000. It started a year or so after I bought it, and it sounds and acts just as you described. I believe it's a fan bearing probably going bad. I've also noticed that one of the back doors has a similar (but not quite as high pitched) noise, and it turns out that the back doors have little fans in them to circulate air -- probably the same problem. I haven't done any investigation into what it would take to fix it, but usually those things require a lot of work to remove all the panels to get to it. Just my guesses anyway... Russell

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