Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2005 06:49:57 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Saab noise

Dennis wrote: > I have a 95 Saab 900S with a 4 cylinder non turbo engine. It has a noise > that is making me very nervous. > When the engine is first started cold it makes a noise very similar to an > idler or tensioner with a bad bearing. Almost like a bad water pump bushing. > I have removed the serpentine belt that drives all the other units and the > noise remains. It sounds as though it may be coming from under the valve > cover. Any ideas before I tear the engine out for examination? What mileage has it covered ? Has it got a Saab service history ? My 9000 with about 170k miles on it sounds a bit rattly when cold but sounds sweet when warm. You *have* been using synthetic oil in it haven't you ? Graham

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