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Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 16:53:33 -0800
From: "fingerpie" <>
Subject: Re: bad vibes

I experienced this same problem and it ended up being the Wheel bearings. Found a new FAG (brand) Bearing for $60.00 bucks had it pressed on and the problem is now gone. A sure good way to determine if this is the problem is to jack up the front and give a good tug on the tire and if there is a little bit of play on the hub then it is the wheelbearings. There should be no play at all. Also mine seemed to come and go at first and would lesson when I applied the brakes. Whats weird is that it always sounded like it was coming from the back but when I checked it it was the front wheel-bearings. Fingerpie Saabster wrote in message <>... >Got my 85 900 8v almost 18 months ago now, and from the beginning it >would vibrate at speeds above 120km/h (75mph), even after I changed >the ball joints & shocks. Recently it's begun to vibrate at 70km/h >(45mph) and upward. I have the feeling it's in the rear brakes because >when I"m on the freeway and I apply brake pressure, the noise and >vibration are significantly reduced, but when I release the brake it >all comes back. I thought maybe it was warped rotors or that the >calipers were loose in their mountings. What's more, sometimes it's >totally smooth even at 160km/h (100mph) but the vibrations come in >waves. It comes for a minute, then goes for a mintute, comes for a >minute, goes for a minute.... What's going on? > >Saabster >85 900 8v 5spd 204,000 kms

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