Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2006 18:33:13 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Spooky Saaby Squeaks

in article, Saab folk at wrote on 05/10/2006 01:28: > I recently bought a 1990 Saab 900i 16v from a dealer in Iceland (where > I live) and love her to death. I was actually shopping around for some > small 4wd like a Suzuki Vitara when I came across this baby and from > that point on, there simply was no other choice - class over > convenience anytime. The car had done about 180 thou in klicks but was > running fine when I bought her, although I was told at the time I > bought it she would soon need a new AT filter. In the last weeks though > I have become familiar with the Saab's numerous quirky squeaks and > grunts. I have noticed a particularly unpleasant whining or perhaps > more accurately described as rubbing sound. It can be heard clearly > when you go slow (10kph) with the window open. It sounds like its > coming from the front wheels so I can only suspects its the ball joints > or something similar. The sound is kind of like a squeaky rubber so > maybe its a seal of some sort? The sound is no different if the brakes > are applied and I'm pretty certain its nothing concerning them. I have > yet to check the grease levels in the joints but will get to that > before taking her to a mechanic. If someone could give me their > thoughts before I take her to the doctors it would be much appreciated. Can you get the car to creak if you rock it from side to side? I would guess at the top ball joints or perhaps the anti-roll bar bushes as the most likely candidates. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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