Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:52:37 +0000 (UTC) From: "Saabtech" <saabtechnopsamnnect.com> Subject: Re: alignment at dealer
"tenpercenter" <tenpercenter54nopsamail.com> wrote in message news:e1849f6b.0310210552.291e2a58nopsaming.google.com... > i was kinda suprised when they said that they could do the alignment. > when i asked for it, they guys went hack into the shop, ask one of the > techs and said they couldn't do it. when i asked why they said > something about special weights that they had to use on the rear > tires, that they didn't have. > > yeah, i know, doesn't really make sense. especially because i remember > getting our 1991 900 aligned at a non-specialist. just wasn't sure if > there was something different with the 9-3. > > i'm in the washington dc area. if anyone knows of a good shop please > let me know. thanks. The only ballast SAAB specify is a full fuel tank and an empty boot/trunk, It is probable that they shied away from doing the alignment because it is not the easiest of jobs on a 93 because of the position of the track rod ends, [halfway up the strut], so they span you a tale. If you ever need to confuse a techy at an alignment shop ask him to explain the Ackerman theory, Regards Tom.