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Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 22:01:39 +0200
From: Zweef∆ <zweefnospamemeel.nl>
Subject: Re: Squeaks and Rattles


In article <416449a6$0$44849$ed2619ecnospamnntp-reader02.plus.net>, "Gerry Scott" <none> says... > > "Zweef∆" <zweefnospamemeel.nl> wrote in message > news:MPG.1bce06eeb4e3ea3e989885nospam.demon.nl... > > In article > > <b4225714bd9222a1c7fce5c207aed8f1nospamlhost.talkaboutautos.com>, > > barberirealtynospamcom says... > > > > > Welcome to saab ownership they all raddle and squeak. Ive > > > > > > owned 5 and they all raddle and squeak. > > > > > I've owned 3, two classic 900's and a 9K, drove hundreds of thousands of > > miles with them, but no funny noises with any of them, ever! > > > > Did you ever do any maintanance? > > I'd agree with the original poster. Probably the most disappointing thing > about my '96 9k CSE when I bought it 5 years ago was the squeeks and rattles > (although, admittedly, I am slightly obsessive about rattles in cars!) Ahh, well maybe it has something to do with the fact that all my Saabs were pre-GM, an '81 and '84 900 and an '89 9K. > > I took all the door trims off to tie up loose cable and add bits of foam. > Also adjusted the rear hatch to make it tighter when closed (big difference) > and added some foam strips to the bottom of the rear parcel shelf where it > slides into the side supports. Also added some foam pads underneath a > connector inside the plastic light unit in front of the sunroof - the bit > with the little panel which holds an allen key for emergency sunroof > closing. (I think I read somewhere later that there was actually an official > TSB about this one, with a similar proposed fix.) Foampadding seems to be the keyword here ;-) -- Bezit en wijsheid zijn illusies (possession and wisdom are illusions)

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