Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 04:13:54 +0000 (UTC) From: Craig's C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au> Subject: possible driveshaft or CV problem with my 1982/83 900S
Hi everyone, My 1982/83 C900 seems to have developed a problem with the left side driveshaft/CV assembly and I'm trying to work out what it is... I've tried the usual way of testing for a defective CV joint but that hasn't given anything conclusive. When driving normally there is a noticable metallic clunk with every revolution of the wheels, and this become more audible under heavy braking and if turning. It definitely seems like a CV issue and short of taking the car to my preferred Saab dealer I'm not willing to drive it now without working out what is wrong. Don't want things to go from bad to worse out on the road without some idea on what is happening. 8-) I'm going to lift the front of the car tomorrow and pull off both front wheels to get a better look at what's going on behind the brake gear, but the left-side outer CV boot is definitely cactus, so the outer CV might be bad especially if because of the boot being broken the CV has become contaminated with dirt or small rocks The right-side outer CV boot is ok. I'll need to look at the inner CV's too, but the left-side CD boot being broken, along with the boots on the steering rack, might mean that I've driven over something that's damaged them without realising it. The skid plate is in place under the transmission and there isn't anything else under the car from what I can see already that indicates scraping damage from an object. The area around here is fairly non-urban though so it's possible that I might have driven over a piece of dead tree at some time in the last few months. 8-) In the interests of completeness I have been pricing up sources of CV joints and complete driveshaft assemblies just in case, but hopefully it's just a CV and not something more serious. Regards, Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page --> http://nospam/~c900 Sydney, NSW Australia Craig's Saab C900 Workshop -- For all Saab C900 Enthusiasts world-wide! http://www.nospam.net http://www.nospam c900nospam.apana.org.au Come and explore our site, and check out our web-forums, mailing list, etc.