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Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 03:54:04 -0400
From: "hippo" <>
Subject: Re: Front Suspension lower control arm

lbh wrote: >Charles wrote: >> You forgot to mention what car this happened to. >> >> We must assume it was a SAAB of some sort? >> >> Classic 900's are notorious for this. It often happens while backing up. >> >> It happened to me about a year or so ago on my 86 900T with around 240+k >> miles. Just the arm was all that was needed. I did not fix this myself, >> but I had them check the other side. they said that the arm that broke >> had about 1/8" holding it when it went. >> >> Charles. >Yep. It is a '89 900s, with around 189k. And it happened while >backing up, just as your experience was. Any ideas on the repairs >beyond just that broken suspension arm? >thanks, >lbh There was a global recall programme in Aus a lot of years ago for C900 lc arms. They were retrofitted with a modified arm. IME a low speed break shouldn't cause any additional damage; the one that broke in the driveway on one of ours didn't anyway. Of course, if you were silly enough to keep driving on it ... rather hard I would imagine! Cheers

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