Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2005 15:14:44 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <>
Subject: Re: Saab Owner in Distress

Salutations: On Sat, 30 Apr 2005 00:00:00 GMT, ed <> wrote: > My 1997 Saab 900 SE Turbo has developed a rust hole on the strut tower > and cracked after hitting a pot hole. I have never seen rust in this > area on a car before. The rest of the car is virtually rust free. The > car has 168000 miles and runs great the body is good. My friends tell > me to dump it. What to do? I really like the car. My quandry is that > I can not in good consience sell the car as it is and I am not sure > whether I should fix it and keep it. > > Does anyone have advice and does this problem exist as common? I have never seen it on a SAAB - but I did see a VW Passat this winter that had rusted out along the welds that held the strut tower cap in place. About the same vintage as yours. The repair undertaken was to angle grind, clean and re-weld along the seams. I wonder if your bumpstop in the strut has failed or if your strut bearing had come loose and twisted? -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Patio Lanterns - Kim Mitchell all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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