Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 10:40:13 -0000
From: "Denise" <denise_researchnospampam*hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: Wheel bearing


----- Original Message ----- From: "Charles C." <c.k.christacopoulosnospamee.ac.uk> Newsgroups: alt.autos.saab Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2006 11:22 PM Subject: Re: Wheel bearing > Hi again, > > Are you writing a book or something ;-) I contacted the group about 6 months ago, shortly after my husband left me and the kids. I had a car to get through it's mot and wasn't sure how much it should cost. They also helped me out after the garage worked on the brakes.....then I developed clutch problems . The garge was ready to charge me 600 quid for a new clutch the group suggested I get a friend to bleed the clutch system............they saved me 580. I kept my job (not very well paid but keeps a roof over our heads because I was able to keep the car on the road......and that is not an exaggeration!) > > Denise wrote: >> Hello again, >> About 6 months ago I had to have a wheel bearing sorted out on my H reg >> Saab >> 9000. About 3 months later it didn't 'feel right'. Now it seems as bad as >> ever. Is it usual for this to happen in such short a time? > > What were the symptoms that meant a bearing had to be changed? > What are the symptoms of "does not feel right" now? There was a a bit of 'movement' through the steering I could detect, it's difficult to describe, but its the same again. > > Whatever, it can be another bearing or something else. > >> The same garage stripped the turbo down.....and it still has a leak. > > Sorry I can't comment. > > They >> did an oil change and I ran out of oil within 2 months. I don't >> understand >> any of what goes on under the bonnet. Is it worth going to complain after >> all this time? Do I have a complaint? > > I think you have a very unwell car. I would look for any significant > dripping of oil, and it it is not there then the oil is getting burned > (it shouldn't). There is no evidence of any oil loss either dripping or burning, and it hasn't used any oil since it was topped up by a freind of mine. > >> To make matters worse I now have a battery light coming on, I'm not sure >> if >> the battery isn't holding charge or something isn't charging the battery. > > Probably just alternator brushes or the alternator itself. Any ideas on price? > >> Any ideas how I can tell without spending cash at a garage? I'm pretty >> broke >> and struggling to keep the car on the road for work. > > I think you have got the wrong car. Keeping an old SAAB running and not > DIYing it will be expensive! Too expensive! Originally the Saab was my choice of car, now as I'm on my own it's hard to look after but I can't afford to part with. I really do have to keep her going at least for another 6 months if at all possible. Thanks for taking the time and trouble to reply. D > > Regards > Charles > > -- > Please remove _removeme_ to reply. ................................................................ Posted via TITANnews - Uncensored Newsgroups Access >>>> at http://www.TitanNews.com <<<< -=Every Newsgroup - Anonymous, UNCENSORED, BROADBAND Downloads=-

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