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Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 11:55:06 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5 engine mount broken ?!


Pete Bennett wrote: > My nearly three year old 9-5 (Sept 2000) went in for its 66,000 mile service > (about 100,000Km) yesterday. > Got the call saying the rear disks needed to be replaced, no big shock. Got > a call later saying that the rear engine mount had broken on the car. > The dealer said this is very unusual, but that it requires the engine and > gearbox to be removed from the car. > > How unusual is this? Do I have the world's worst friday afternoon car? > (Please send me an e-mail if you want the full sorry history of this car) > What is the movement that this has allowed under acceleration (which is > quite good now that they have fixed the engine management computer - 2.0 LPT > with the Saab performance chip) likely to have done? Will it have caused > damage to any ancillaries? Perhaps damage to the drive train? The dealer > says that the engine will have been allowed to 'lift' without this mounting > being there. In addition to everyone's comments about the torque bracket, I'd also be concerned about the disks. Replacing disks on a 3 year old car at 66k is not good - especially the rear ones! I think your dealer is taking you for a ride. -- Grunff

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