Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2004 11:42:01 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 1990 c900 has clunking sound behind the driver when starting from a standstill


in article m2nQb.25527$zj7.7587nopsamread1.news.pas.earthlink.net, dcathey at dcatheynopsametcom.com wrote on 24/01/2004 05:05: > Bouys & gulls, > My 1990 c900T (2-door hardtop, 110k miles) makes a single "clunk" noise very > often when I let out the clutch, starting from a stop in first gear. It > sounds like something is happening w/ the left rear suspension. It's not a > terrible noise, but it's almost always there, and it would be nice if I > could eliminate it. > Ideas? I think you're describing what my '89 900T8 does. My NS front door is slightly out of true and I think the inline engine coupled with the torque of a high gear twists the body shell slightly. The popping noise which (on closer inspection) seems to come from the seatbelt column echoes in the rear portion of the car. I can also get this clunking noise in other gears when driving in a "sporty manner", but my gearbox is a little jumps of late. It would still be worth jacking the back corner up and taking a look at the suspension as a "just in case". Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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