Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 14:14:53 +0100
From: MeatballTurbo <>
Subject: Re: Car gone in for new tensioner and chain.

In article <bme7si$4ne$>, says... > I have the proper SAAB tool for changing the chain by joining the old chain > with the new, use the split link provided with the open ended chain and then > press the new link in with the tool. But don`t use a split link to permantly > join the chain as the guides are U shaped and will pull off the split link, > You can peen over the pins with a hammer and punch if you are carefull, Many > old boy motorcyclists are wizard at it. A better way of relieving the > tension on the ball joints is to jack up the front of the car, place an axle > stand under the wishbone at the ball joint and gently lower until the shock > lower mount can be undone, pull off shock at the bottom, jack back up , > voila. I use a transmission jack with the cradle removed [when on the two > poster] to push up the lower swivel then undo the shock. I still can obtain > the proper SAAB wedges for 8.31 + vat if anyone wants one. Regards Tom. > The guys at the garage were using the proper Saab Spacer/Wedge, when the metal tore on him. he had explained what needs to be done to repair/brace and strengthen it, so he can go back to doing the wheel bearing. He's checked it out. The bearing has just started to knock, rather than terminally gone, and should be OK, until I can get back to them to get it replaced. -- The poster formerly known as Skodapilot.

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