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Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 09:40:04 GMT
From: (Koen Demuynck)
Subject: Re: Noisy gearchange when cold ??

Hi, I have this problem too with my '99 Saab 9-3 (2.0i). When it's cold in the morning i sometimes have a noise or a little "obstruction" when i change to 2nd or 3rd gear. I am new to Saab. Another strange thing is when i'm standing still in front of the traffic lights or so and i put it in neutral; after that i press down my gearpedal (sorry guys, i don't know the english term) to put it in first, i sometimes get a little obstruction and i hear a soft clicking noise to indicate that the car has traction (could it be that my gearpedal has a small problem)? This happens even when the car has warmed up. Another thing i find remarkable is the impact of the wind: you can feel it very good when there is some wind. It's like the car has less power (but i guess this is normal when there's a lot of wind). It's also very sensitive with minor things on the roads, like dirt or something, which you can feel easily too. On the other hand it drives very smoothly at higher speeds. That's great! But these small things don't mean a problem for me. Driving a saab is a great feeling! And I just love it's appearance... Anyway i have no other problems Greetz, Koen (Paul Hutchings) wrote in <>: >I've noticed on my 1995 900i that on the cold mornings (0 degrees in the >UK at the moment) moving into 1st gear feels sort of "squeltchy", >although the change is smooth it is a little noisy (hard to describe), >after around 15 minutes everything is fine. Likewise when I get into the >car in the afternoon when it's much warmer the problem dissapears. > >As it seems to be related to the temperature am I right in assuming it's >just to do with the box warming up or should I be concerned ? > >Thanks in advance >Paul >-- >

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