Date: 26 Dec 2006 19:40:13 -0800
From: "Izodmartin" <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 Saab Conv Engine compartment noise!

Got it, it was the water pump bearing. Izodmartin wrote: > I have a 2000 Saab Conv SE Turbo with 72K miles on it. It has a 5spd > tranny. I am not the original owner, but I have complete maintenance > history on the vehicle. > Anyway, the car seems to drive very well, good power, smooth > acceleration. The problem is I hear a very loud noise from engine. It > can be heard from outside the car, inside the car with or without the > windows down. > It sounds like someone is brewing a big pot of coffee under the hood > (or like a kid blowing bubbles into a cup of mike). I checked the > engine and it seems to be coming from turbo charger area, but I can't > be certain. > Any ideas?

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