2008 9-3 Aero TTiD - Front Suspension Noise
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    2008 9-3 Aero TTiD - Front Suspension Noise

    Hi All,

    While sat in traffic the other day turned the wheel and I can hear what I can only describe as a "boinging" noise coming from both sides at the front.

    Anyone got ideas ?

    I was going to jack up the front to have a look but not so sure where on this car is a safe point to use a trolley jack ?

    Any help appreciated, looks like it will be going in for a service anyway as the indicator has come on at 6.5K miles ahead of the time which seems strange for a car with full SAAB main dealer history.

    Cheers

    Ian

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    Re: 2008 9-3 Aero TTiD - Front Suspension Noise

    sounds like a broken coil spring....

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    Or the springs "jumping" in their seats, a known fault with this chassis; GM's fix is to slide a nylon sleeve over the bottom few inches of each front spring in order to isolate them from the seat. Try that if the springs are intact.

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    Re: 2008 9-3 Aero TTiD - Front Suspension Noise

    or it could be the bearing which sit in the top of the springs are starting to sieze.

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    Cheers for the replies, as I think it will have to go in early for the 90K service, think I will get them to have a look and hope for the least expensive outcome. :-(

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    Re: 2008 9-3 Aero TTiD - Front Suspension Noise

    Quick update, decide to have a look so got the jack out and up she went, prior to this I got one of the daughters to rock the steering and you could feel the near side spring having some kind of noise, however once jacked up no sign of a broken spring however my tyre is well worn from the centre to the outside edge, so I guess something is wrong however had a good look under and over cannot see anything obvious no movement in the spring or the drop link, so guess next week the garage will have a bit of fun.

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    Re: 2008 9-3 Aero TTiD - Front Suspension Noise

    At 90K it could well be worn out bushes. To test these jack it up and use a bar as a lever. If they move around then its bushes. A cheap part to buy but can be a pig to replace.

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    With the 'boinging' noise you describe i would still think it is a spring - it is often difficult to see and due to the spring being under tension. If using the car be careful. I had one let go on a car (peugeot)and it took out the front tyre and jammed the steering. Luckily it went whilst parking. Could be broken or jumping as mentioned above.

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    Re: 2008 9-3 Aero TTiD - Front Suspension Noise

    Hi all well as France as it seems to me the only problem found was the drivers side drop link

    So not much cost added to the 90k cambelt service and car see,s to be running so different and to be honest no knocking noises over rough roads will check for the boing later today


    North Motor Company well worth a recommendation for anyone in Hampshire Surrey.

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