Question about 1995 Saab 900
'84 900 T, 200k MI.
got this car from fiend. original owner ordered it with 5 spoke wheels, louvers in back window, changed oil every 3k, upgraged shocks, rebuilt tranny w/upgrades, sold to my friend at 150k. My firend replaced clutch, and spent $1500 overhauling brakes.
I, a 6 car volvo owner, drove for 2 years (12K?) w/out doing anything except new L lower broken control arm (tow required-$750), and upper R control arm Bushings.
Bought replacement (used) Volvo, teenage daughter licenced herself, and took Saab over.
1. Took to Saab for oil change, and diagnose freeway vibration/clunking R/F. Saab said R/F upper/lower ball joints, lower R control arm bushings, plus L drive axel (had noticable chunk in spline) couldn't get parts.
2. Had ball joints/bushings done by cheaper guy (who did L control arm), but he replaced R drive axel, claiming that boot was destroyed and metal turning amber color($750.00); told him car history-wanted my daughter to have dependable car, like my volvos.
3. Took car back: vibration improved, but still there (at freeway speed, except when you let off gas).
4. 4 days later; Daughter died in "Devil's Triangle", one of the worse places to have a teenage girl breakdown in Bay Area, because expansion tank blew.
5. I filled w/water, drove (w/temp ok, out of Richmond, CA, until Oakland with hill approaching; pulled off-tried to fill coolant-paid $200 to tow it home.
6. Installed new coolant tank-but had blown head gaskit/warped head-$1,400
7. 4 days later, shifter broke (plastic sh__ broke - $200
8. Got back, clutch engaged 2" off floor-needed new slave valve ($200)
9. Tried to convince daughter (that since I had spent $3K on this piece of Sh-- in the last 2 months, that she could count on it to get her around now in the Bay Area w/out subjecting her to breaking down/rape, etc.
10. Immediately, car has (new) loud clinking noise only in 1st gear, still vibrates at freeway speed.
Obviously, every time I decided to make a repair on this car, I assumed it would run problem free for another year or so (like a FU--ing Volvo).
My daughter's personal views about this car's emotional value are now out the window, as I am sorry I didn't get her a boring Volvo, automatic, 240 like my son.
This was my 1st Saab, laughed at everybody's "sob" stories until now, and am seekin real advise on whether I should diagnose/fix clicking noise, or park it where it might get totaled/donate it, etc.
Clicking noise could be the speedo cable. vibration could be tire related
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
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