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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 12:27:20 GMT
From: "KeithG" <>
Subject: Re: inner driver -- what is it?

The inner driver is a part of the inner CV joint on the drive axle. It is probably the RHS one which is directly above the exhaust. I would suggest a inspection and relube of this on about 60kmi intervals. Saabs are pretty special in that they have a tripod/driver assembly as the inner CV joint. These are quite strong and long lasting as long as there is lubricant. What generally happens is that the lubricant leaks out and the joint operates without lubrication. It wears and the resulting play in the joint is what you feel. When inspecting the CV, look for a deteriorated CV gaiter (boot) as well as leakage around base of the inner driver. Regards, KeithG "jw" <> wrote in message > For a few months, I've had a slight shimmy at about 60 - 65mph. > This is on a 1984 900 S. It gets better faster (barely > perceptible), and lets up when I let up on the gas. I first > thought it was a worn inner tie rod end, but now am told it's a > worn inner driver. It doesn't seem to severe, and I'm having it > fixed in about a week. > > Just curious: what is it and what does it do? Where is it located? > > Thanks, > > -jw > -- > 1984 900 S hatchback > 135K mi. > Rhode Island

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