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  1. Rear steering swivel bushes

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi there's some clanking noise coming from my rear suspension and I can't figure out exactly what it is. Everything seems to be find except I found both my rear steering swivel bushes completly shot. These bushes seem to be pressed into the steering swivel member and connect to the lower...
  2. Front Sub-Frame Bushes

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All you experts out there my Griff is in need of some more TLC. (I do have mechanical experience & I have a pretty good tool kit built up over the years working on military aircraft & my various cars) I may need to change the rear and maybe the front, front sub-frame bushes soon, so I have...
  3. Uprated bushes from Elkparts

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Has anyone used the uprated bushes sold by Elkparts to make their GM900 handle a little better. If so which is the best to do first.
  4. Torque arm Bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Ive just replaced my ploy torque arm bushes with rubber ones because I wanted rid of the vibration These seem just as bad . Is there a right way to put these in I lined up the solid rubber part with the length of the car as I did not have a picture of how the originals went anybody out there...
  5. Powerflex bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I've just acquired a pair of Powerflex poly top engine mount bushes - somebody must have fitted these? I wasn't convinced at first they were the right ones. I've got 2 yellow bushes of the split variety - 2 shapes of moulding, 2 of each. I take it you pair the identical pairs together to...
  6. Torque arm bushes - dilemma, Urgent!

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hello all, I've had standard saab replacement bushes in the boot for ages and finally decided to have a pop last night. Managed to get the one out of the engine after a lot of hassle, but now don't know whether to buy a removal / replacement tool from elkparts to do the job, or to buy the poly...
  7. Torque arm bushes...

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    My new bushes are sat in the boot waiting fitment, is it worth me paying £30 for a bush removal tool i will only use once? - until my next 9k that is...
  8. Front lower wishbone butterfly bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    After a year, i've finally got round to fitting mine with the bushes that I prepped with poly that long ago. I now have a couple of old bushes if anyone wants them to fit poly bushes at leisure. There's nothing wrong with them either, just got swapped out that's all. David.
  9. Poly bushes from SuperFlex

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    do you know the difference they charge for rear sway bar bushes at SuperFlex and Speedparts of Sweden? well, in my case it turned out the Swedes charge at least four times that the Aussies from England do. part exaggeration seems to be on the shipping charges but otherwise it's just way...
  10. Help needed on heater, brakes & bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, well the first problem i've got is the fan control/heater only works on number 4 which i've been told on 9k's is quite a common problem it's been like it since i bought the car a couple of months back but i have just decided to sort it out now, anyway i know the problem is the resistor...
  11. Superflex Wishbone Bushes

    Saabscene: Performance
    I finaly have the Superflex wishbone bushes fitted into the butterflies. I have had them lying around so long I have forgotten, should there be some of the small metal tubes to go through the centre of the red bushes? Also, how long do you all estimate to fit them? Thanks Skiddins
  12. Fitting poly front wishbone bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all I seem to be working through various suspension components trying to sort out a vaguness around the centre line and a tendancy to weave on uneven surfaces and in high winds. The car is a 1993 aero and so far it has poly rear wishbone bushes and poly steering rack bushes. The rear wishbone...
  13. Steering rack bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all I just wondered if anyone had removed the steering rack bushes without removing the whole thing from the car? I know I'll have to unattach the rack from the mounting bolts, but I was warned by a mechanic that the most likely problem I was going to face was problems getting the hose...
  14. Rear Roll Bar bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I know there is a lot about this on the site, and apologies for any duplication, but this may help someone sometime.... MOT last November flagged up an advisory on rear ARB bushes, and has been bugging me ever since, as two attempts to remove the 10mm bolts got me nowhere. The underneath of my...
  15. Advice re Replacing Front Anti Roll Bar Bushes Please

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, i have just obtained the following new standard suspension bushes for my 96 Aero that has covered 146K 2 x Butterfly bushes 2 x Rear anti Roll Bar bushes 2 x Front anti Roll bar bushes. I know that the butterfly and rear anti roll bar bushes should be nice and easy to do but can someone...
  16. Standard Butterfly bushes, whats included ?

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, i am going to replace the butterfly bushes on my 96 Aero. After reading loads on here i am definitely putting standard rubber ones on. German and Swedish as well as Eurocarparts list them at about a tenner each plus vat. Can anyone confirm that these suppliers provide the entite fitting...
  17. Problems fitting poly ARB bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have recently purchased new poly anti-roll bar bushes for the rear of my '97 9000. However I am having difficultly in undoing the bolts to remove the old ones, even after copious amounts of WD40. I have read various posts about bolts shearing off so i'm reluctant to use as much force as I can...
  18. poly bushes

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    finally had all of my poly bushes fitted, and can say im highly impressed...the result is not so much a firmer ride, but tighter....i know sounds daft but i wouldnt know how else to describe it...but the ride and handling has definately improved (also running eibachs springs/shocks for some...
  19. blower motor bushes

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Anyone know where, if at all, I can get hold of bushes for a blower motor? I'm replacing the matrix in a few days and thought I'd better check the blower out too, it's done 190k miles. Cheers for any advice as usual Merekat
  20. Rear trailing arm bushes

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've been thinking about replacing the trailing arm bushes to eliminating a "rumbling throb" mentioned in some older posts, as all the tyres have been changed & noise still there - plus I get an occasional thump from that side at the rear. Has anyone any experience of using the Elkparts poly...
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