Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 02:31:48 -0400
From: "hippo" <johnhnospamam.shoal.net.au>
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? >Thanks, >John Oops - let's try again - this time with the original post. Sorry! Hopefully helpful wild guesses! Are the springs seated properly in their caps? Are the shock bushes sitting & tightened properly but *not* overtightened. Dim memory tells me I've had problems with both those about 15 years ago. Sounds like the ball joint nut should be checked out though! Cheers

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