Date: 21 Sep 2006 08:03:13 -0700
From: don.schencknospaml.com
Subject: Re: '94 900S Rear wheels not verticle


All -- Spoke (via telephone) with the local shop (not a dealer, but a reputable Volvo/Saab/Audo shop) and Gary said it is MOST LIKELY the axle and it's a "high hundreds" repair ... almost $1,000!!! Yikes. The car's not worth that much. So I think I might just buy some tires ($200) and drive it another year or two on those. I'm wondering ... okay, this his hokey ... but if I were to very carefully put a floor jack under the center of the rear axle and push up ... bend it straight? I figure I don't have much to lose. Also; is axle replacement something a reasonably mechanically-inclinded person can do in their garage?? Thanks a ton, -- Don Steinar wrote: > The 9-5 (~2000) have a common problem with the bushings where the rear > axle suspension arms are connected to the chassis. If these are worn, > you could get sloppy handling and excessive tire wear. I dont know the > suspension of the 900, is it very different? In sweden this is > typically a USD 300-400 job, including wheel alignment check. > > Good luck > > don.schencknospaml.com wrote: > > My '94 900S has rear wheels that are not verticle. In fact, the tires > > are worn down the the steel on the inside and the outside edges are > > almost like-new. > > > > Is this a common problem? > > > > Please tell me that it typically is an adjustment. > > > > Please help; I'm ready to fix up this beater (engine is still great!) > > and drive it another two years (and sell my 2000 MR2 Spyder). > > > > Thanks, > > > > -- Don in York, PA

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