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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello all I'm just after any advice I can get with regards to the rear shocks on my 2009 9-5 2.3T Turbo Edition estate. The last two mots have come with advisories of misting on both rear shocks and its started to feel a bit weird back there so I'm going to get some new ones. Trouble is, which...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Well this morning, I replaced the factory fit Sachs shocks on my Saabillac. A relatively straightforward job, but getting the bottom mounting bolts out was a total bar steward. I ended up on my back under the car with my right foot pressing my weight against my long torque wrench before they...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Will a Tid 2.2 shock fit a Tid 1.9?
  4. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    hello i bought new rear shocks and my back of the car when you test the absorbers of swing the back of the car it squeals .is it drop link bushes, anti roll bar bushes, arm bushes or end worn springs??when i replace used shocks original ones the car was the same stiff like rock,. maybe bad...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi My car is making an odd drumming sound when driving on sligtly bumpy roads. What can it be. Also I notice that the steering wheel vibrates at certain speeds (fast speed) but never had this problem before. Are the two problems connected? Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you Mark
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all, my 05 plate 95 2.2 TID has the usual soggy springs on the back that need replacing - quick question though - is it an easy job to do at home with 'traditional' home tools, or would i need anything specific? Also note on ebay theres quite a plethora of different options / prices. Any I...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello all, Hoping to get some advice and/or experience from others, on what the best shock absorbers may be for my 2005 9-3 saloon. I have already replaced the Springs with Eibach's, so the car is sitting 3cms lower at the moment, and I don't want the car to go any lower? My local garage has...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Got a problem with my 04 93 2.2 TID when driving over speed bumps no matter what speed the front on the way over seams to dip and scrape on the road, it happens more during cold weather think the shocks might be the problem has any one else experienced this. the car had 50,000 on the clock when...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All quick question - been noticing recently that when I brake and come to a standstill that when my car has stopped it springs backwards. I'm sure I have read that this is to do with worn / knackered shock absorbers. Just wanted to see whether it is something this simple or whether there is...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Just a heads up to all you budding home mechanics. When the time comes for new rear shocks, ensure you have budgeted an afternoon to do the job in! The rear boot carpet comes out pretty easy - Haynes tells you to cut a flap in the boot carpet. I didn't. I wouldn't. The first thing I noticed...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Just a quick, but disturbing, update to this thread that I started a few weeks ago. I suffered a failure of the driver's side rear shock absorber on my Hirsched 9-5 Aero estate. The symptoms were fairly dramatic for a shock absorber - a puddle of oil under the car. I received a pair of...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I have been getting a strange knocking / metal sound when my drivers front wheel goes over bumps in the road. I suspect it is the shock absorber, I was just wondering what sort of price should I be paying for a pair at the front? Many thanks!!
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi all, I'm going to fit a full set of Koni's with lowering springs to my 9-3 vert. I've got new top mounts and a teering rack clamp and brace. I'm confident I can fit the brace with no worries, however, I worry that I won't be able to fit the springs and dampers. Is it a straightforward job...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello all, Less than 3 weeks into 2nd hand Saab ownership (Red '05 9-3 1.9 TiD 150 Vector Sport with 97k) and I find myself in need of a new rear shock, nice and easy job by the look of it but how do I identify the shock? Where is the colour code? Or do all Vector Sports has the same colour...
  15. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    What's the best price people have found for GM900 shock absorbers? My 1998 vert handles pretty badly and I think replacing the shocks would make a big difference, however fronts seem to be c. £75 each and rears c. £40. Are there any alternatives from the Vauxhall range that are...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, Could some kind soul provide me with the Saab part number for 9-5 My00 Aero Rear Shocks? Many thanks.
  17. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Took a ride in a 2000 plate 9-5 the other day and the ride is far, far better than my 9-3. They are both running on 17's - so is it all down to the shocks and springs?
  18. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Brought but never fitted front and rear shock absorbers for a 2.3 9000 my95. front are badged Gabriel the rears are badged Veso a make I have never heard of they are stamped made in Japan both sets are boxed and brand new. Fronts £60 rears £15 either pick up here in suffolk or by post or Courier...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    At the CT (french equivalent of the MOT test) I was told that the rear shocks need replacing, and I can agree with them ! I don't want to beef anything up, quite happy with the performance as was. So, Elkparts sell the Sachs for 55 euro each. A local tyres/shock specialist did a quick...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all, Looks like one of the front shocks on my car (9000 aero, 96) needs replacing. I've been trying to look at replacing the front pair, and I'd rather stick with the original saab setup (I'd like to keep the car standard). When looking for parts, I read that the original parts specific...
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