Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 17:58:37 +0000
From: Scott Nelsen <scottnopsamen.net>
Subject: Re: Front-end "clunk" in '83 900 non-turbo


I have the same problem. My shop says that its just part of the Saab 'personality'. Yeah, like I can walk up to somebody and say "my car does this... nyah, nyah, nyah..." Scott 1991 900S Convertible Justin VanAbrahams wrote: > > John Scarpulla wrote: > > > > I am stumped by this one. I have a 1983 non Turbo 900 with manual shift. > > It has 180,000 miles. New steering rack at 100,000. There is a strange > > clunking noise that comes from somewhere in the front end when I brake > > while rolling in reverse. > > It only happens intermittently, and only in reverse when braking. Usually > > there is one loud > > "clunk" and then it goes away for awhile. It comes back again later if I > > brake in reverse > > after having driven for a while. I have changed the calipers, and > > replaced a bad ball joint. I cannot figure out what this is. Can anyone > > help? Could it be the front > > wheel bearings? > > > > Thanks! > > > > John > > This is a known "issue" on many pre 1988 Saab 900s... I believe > Townsend Imports (http://www.townsendimports.com) has a blurb > on a fix... I've never had the problem myself, but I know many > people who have... > > -Justin

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