Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 14:25:12 GMT
From: David Taylor <>
Subject: Re: My DIY Saab maintenance experience...

> The standard car jack (9000) is quite bad and has worn out. I now use I wouldn't know, I would never use a roadside jack to lift the car to work on it. Like you have done, you really want a trolley jack. > life much easier. But the black plastic covers under the car is a problem; > there is always one of the screws that just rotates and don't get off. I undid all mine and those that wouldn't come off, I ground the heads off then removed the rear rusted up fastener. I then replaced them all the broken ones with new jacknuts (which you can buy from the dealer or elsewhere) on the rear and used new bolts with some copper grease. I don't tend to overtighten them now and grease them every time I use them. No problems! :) David.

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