• Tiny
  • neoware1978
  • 1999 SAAB 9-5

Shakes or Wobbles problem
1999 Saab 9-5 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 160000 miles

Can somebody please help me.

I have a Saab 9.5 SE 2.0ltr Estate and I am having problems - 160k on clock - full service history, oil changed every 5k and 16 dealer stamps inthe book.

When accelerating hard from a standing start the front of the car shakes/vibrates until I ease of the gas - If I accelleate normally its hardly noticable however at hard gas it feels like im driving ove a bad cobbled street.

Gut feeling is saying CV joints, track rod's etc etc

Could some onle please let me know thrir thoughts, I am certainly no expert myself however I have spoken to a garage who have said it could either be driveshaft/s or more likley a clutch problem however the clutch seems fine, have drop tested the clutch and does not slip etc and plenty of meat left on it

Im not convinced its a clutch problem as it feels like steering / drives etc and cannot forsee how the mechanic can say its more likley a £700 job over the phone without getting in the car - mechanic not a saab dealer but always been good in the past servicing my previous cars - Hyundai Coupe & MGF Convertible and Fiat Coupe.

Could someonle please advise and let me know the most likley cause of the problem along with estimated repair costs



Thursday, August 20th, 2009 AT 5:35 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Docfixit
  • Expert
  • 18,991 posts

Like you can't see clutch being problem wrong symptoms. More inclined to think inner CV joint. Does shifter shake at same time? If yes CV.
In US $ @ $400
Hope this helps
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