Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 08:12:37 -0400
From: "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com>
Subject: Re: 9-3 Rattle Noices


I cured some creaking noises from around the rear hatch in my 1996 900 SE simply by spraying silicone lubricant on the rubber seal. You might want to try that. Michael S. Jessop wrote: > > I own a 9-3 SS. It does have a buzz with high bass, and also a rattle > in the door. I discovered (in my case) that the rattle is actually the > window rubbing against the seal! Not sure what can be done about that! > > I love the car tho'. :) > > Mike > > In article <62e5dfca.0308190759.b70dc13nopsaming.google.com>, Phillip > Millman <Phillip_millmannopsamo.com> wrote: > > > Pablo, > > > > Its a common problem and there is a fix. First they take off the > > door. Take it apart and tape up the offending part. We bought ours > > (93 Arc) yesterday but we had to test drive 3 models before we found > > one that didn't have the rattle. > > > > Your complaint is unfortunatly a common one. I showed the dealer > > comments from edmunds.com about this problem and he said that if all > > the models have the rattle that he would get one fixed and have us > > confirmed that it was fixed before we bought it. > > > > YMMV > > Phillip > > > > "Pablo" <pgiordanonopsam.net> wrote in message > > news:<3f3c4c2a$0$13119$a04e5680nopsam.fuse.net>... > > > Had anybody experienced rattle noices in the 9-3 models? I test drove 2 9-3 > > > models last week. The Arc had an annoying rattle in the front passenger > > > door. Then I drove the Vector, this was even more annoying, both front doors > > > had that rattle noice. I tried to stop the rattle in the front driver door > > > by pressing it with my hand but it didn't work. I was going to buy the Arc > > > model that same day, but was very surprised of the noice(had check from > > > peoplefirst for 35000 in my hand). Later I told the dealer about those > > > noices in the car and he looked at me very surprised. He didn't pay much > > > attention and said something like:"Sure we can get rid of those noices if we > > > find them". I realized they were not paying much attention to my concern, > > > and also realized that they were not going to do anything about it if I > > > eventually made the purchase. So I decided to back-out from the deal. I > > > think if they want to make money, they have to pay attention to the > > > customers concern. I already had that bad experience from my Chevy Malibu. > > > So I think, for now, I'm not going to buy GM. I had enough with my > > > Chevy($3000 in repairs, but that's another story). Anyway, I just want to > > > add that I also test drove the 9-5 Aero. No rattles and the car drived > > > great. The only problem is that for this car, payments would be almost like > > > a mortgage. I don't have so much money. So good bye Saab. > > > > > > Pablo

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