Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 18:24:36 +1000
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: Automatic noise; survey 9-3 & 9-5

On Mon, 22 Apr 2002 06:34:21 GMT, "Davo" <> wrote : >Hi all. > >I own a 2001 9-3 LPT. Early on I noticed a 'whining' noise in the auto at >speeds specifically between 60 and 75 km/p/h (38-48m/p/h). The noise was >only apparent under load, any gear and when warm (15 minutes of driving at >least). There is no noise while freewheeling in neutral. At the 15,000km >service, the dealer acknowledged the problem and replaced the auto. snip >I'd appreciate comments back as to whether your late model cars have or >don't have a similar noise at the speeds and conditions I referred to >earlier. > Hi Davo, I've had that sort of noise in all my Saabs from 99's through 900's to my current 9-5SE. I only hear it under very light load - just pushing the accelerator down lightly enough to keep the car at a constant speed on the flat. I don't hear it on acceleration or on over-run. I thought it was a Saab characteristic! -- Regards, Peter Wilkins

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