Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 07:57:42 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: front end noise (c900)

John B wrote: > Hi, > > A Saab 900 (1992) question. I recently replaced front ball joints (all four), > front shocks, and brake pads. All was well for about a week, but I've just > started noticing some noises (a sort of popping sound). This occurs only after > making tight turns (such as when parking or making a U-turn), straightening the > wheel, and driving straight while applying the brake. At this point I hear the > noise (perhaps a couple times, I think from both sides of the car), and then > everything is normal again. It sounds as if some sort of tension accumulated > while turning is being released. > > I didn't hear anything like this before replacing the balljoints/brakes/shocks, > and I didn't hear it immediately after the work either. Obviously, all the > parts I put in were brand new. Everything was torqued to spec, except the big > nut on the lower ball joints (couldn't fit a socket under the CV joint). > > What could it be? Given Sod's Law, almost certainly the bolt you couldn't torque ! Graham

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