well had my fears confirmed today..need to change all 4 shocks (thought the handling was a bit twitchy!). So any recommendations on both? I intend to fit the shocks myself.
btw, it's a 91 2.3 cde turbo manual
if you are fairly compt.with cars and you do not want to spend a fortune, source 4struts
..shocks, springs mountingsetc.. from any parts bit on this site and buy a haynes book and..........do it y/self its easy ,/ if you own a saab you better learn.these are superb cars but if you dealer maintain watch your bank balance shrink
the rear shocks will be quite easy, the front shockers are McPherson strut type which means the shock absorber is part of the suspension leg, to replace the front shock inserts involves removing the road spring, YOU WILL NEED SPEACIAL TOOLS TO COMPRESS THE SPRING in order to remove it from the suspension leg,if you are not sure of this operation you should consider getting a proffessional to change the inserts,if the spring is not removed with the right tools it WILL cause injury if it slips and hits you, the good news is the leg it self is easy to remove (the 3 bolts on the inner wing and 2 bolts which hold it to the hub, you could remove it yourself and get a specialist to remove and refit the spring
Hi highlander, If you're interested i have a set of shocks for sale. The front struts are still complete with springs still attached. I brought the car hoping to find time to swop the gearbox with one i had/still have. Anyway, i was told when i brought it, that the shocks had been on the car 4 months. The only way i can support this is that when i took them off (rears) the top nuts released without the normal hassle, apart from that they were clean. All bushes and front top roller bearings look new/used, i can't see fronts but the rears are blue (sachs saab OE) i can check fronts if you're interested. All four with springs £80 email [email protected] Andrew