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1999 SAAB 9-5

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1999 Saab 9-5 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 130, 00 miles

Car began to shimmy violently from left to right -- steering wheel pulled in both directions -- after engine was replaced. (Don't ask!) Brakes smelled hot. No error lights or system check failures, gauges all normal, although engine does surge +500 RPM on uphill pulls. Mileage has declined from > 30 mpg to ~18 mpg.

Just replaced front rotors, and pads, adjusting calipers. Mechanic assures rear brake assembly is all-good. Problem remains, although slightly improved. What to check next?
May 18, 2008.

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