Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 14:52:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Saabtech" <>
Subject: Re: alignment at dealer

"tenpercenter" <> wrote in message > 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.

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