Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 21:15:18 +0100
From: "drabux" <drabuxnopsamail.com>
Subject: Re: "Bumping" on 1985 900i


Shock absorbers. Check shock absorbers for wear. Alanb "Peter Thompson" <pt229nopsamone.net> wrote in message news:97336956.0205080050.71815701nopsaming.google.com... > Hi, > > for some time now my 900i has been producing a sort of "bump" when > being driven. It appears to be in time with the wheel revolution and > is particularly noticeable at low speed on a smooth surface. At > higher speeds it manifests itself as increased vibration. It feels > like a flat spot or a bump on one of the wheels/tyres but I have > inspected both and cannot see anything obvious. The nearside CV joint > was replaced recently but didn't cure the problem. Other possible > related symptoms are that when changing direction (i.e from reverse to > forward or vice versa) there is often a single clunk. The only > potential problem I know about is that the nearside torque arm bush > needs replacement. > > Another issue that may or may not be related (I doubt it) is that my > front brakes are very squeaky/squealy even when they are not being > applied. The squeak is loudest when the wheels are straight or almost > straight. When they are turned any distance the squeak disappears. > Also, lightly touching the brake pedal also causes the squeak to stop > temporarily, as does going over a bump. Needless to say that the > brakes are very squealy when applied. > > Any suggestions as to where to look before I take it to my local Saab > techs? > > best, > > Pete

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