How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Pete Your Own Question

Pete
Pete, Mechanic
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 15797
Experience:  15 years automotive training and experience.
14928985
Type Your Car Question Here...
Pete is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Saab 9-3 2.0T: Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon 2004Plate inside front

Customer Question

Saab 9-3 Sport Saloon 2004
Plate inside front door has these numbers; 2-1-1-1-1-1---
I'm trying to tell if it has sport suspension or standard, VIN: YS3FF45F541036918
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
My name is XXXXX XXXXX I am a professional here at Just Answer. I noticed that your question was not getting a response and thought I would ask to see if you still need help with this.

The best way to find out what exact suspension your vehicle has is to contact a local or nearest dealer to you with your vehicles VIN number and they can then pull up your vehicles exact build and info to tell you what suspension is in your vehicle.

I did some research on the numbers posted above but didn't come up with anything on this vehicle for them as I am sure you have searched on line as well.The dealer is the place I usually contact when I need to know information like this here and their parts department is usually the best to contact on this.

I hope this has helped in some way here.If you need anything else don't hesitate to ask thats what I am here for.

Thanks Pete
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

I actually did all of that before trying here. Saab UK are useless, none of the seven "Dealers" had a clue from the VIN No. or the door plate numbering, which is the part that is supposed to identify the suspension. Seems only option that might yield a result is from Saab Sweden.


I'll leave the rating as it seems you have hit the same brick wall as I have. This is all because I am in dispute with a garage that have just fitted new front springs, which have the front end sitting higher than the back, the space between the Tyre and arch used to be almost none existent, now I can put in my clenched fist and move it up and down. Mind you the ride is much less harsh than before, but the end of the spring is 180 degrees away from the stop in the bottom cup and creaks as I'm steering, then jumps with a "boing" noise when on full lock. both sides are identical.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
If this vehicle has the option for sport or normal suspension and if your vehicle always had minimal distance between the fender and tire but now the distance has increased it sounds like the wrong springs were used.I have seen this a few times before when the incorrect suspension springs are used.Hopefully the shop that installed them will double check that they did in fact install the correct springs and if they didn't (which it doesn't sound like they did) then hopefully they will replace them with the correct springs needed.

Let me know if you need anything else,thanks Pete.
Pete, Mechanic
Category: Car
Satisfied Customers: 15797
Experience: 15 years automotive training and experience.
Pete and 12 other Car Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I am following up with you to see if you still needed help with your question you had asked.If my help didn't satisfy your question please let me know so we can continue.

Thanks Pete
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It's resolved thanks, I finally got the answer from Saab Sweden, the car was factory fitted with the sport suspension pack.


Seems the Arc version had standard springs, the linear can have standard or sport as an option, the Vector Sport has sport springs, the Aero has the same sport springs as the Vector with an option of a set 10mm even lower.


Mine has


Saab part No -93190595


So on Tuesday I'm getting the correct springs plus new upper bearings fitted for just the cost of the bearings, £UK 46 Bilesteien made.


Thanks for your help and I hope my babble above may be useful to you in the future.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.
Thank you and your information is good to have.Let us know if you need anything else in the future.

Thanks Pete

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Excellent reply, and also very quick. Really sounds like the Expert knows what he is talking about. I will be back to use your service when I need more help with my RV. Dutch USA
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MU/muddyford/2012-6-13_1204_1.64x64.png Chris (aka-Moose)'s Avatar

    Chris (aka-Moose)

    Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    846
    16 years of experience
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TE/TedG/2012-6-15_14759_avaLarge.64x64.jpg Ted G.'s Avatar

    Ted G.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1596
    20 years auto repair experience, ASE Master Tech, Mechanical Failure consultant, Expert Witness
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/joecamel90/2008-11-13_03615_head_shot.jpg George H.'s Avatar

    George H.

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1311
    ASE Master Tech 15+ yrs, AAS Automotive Technology, Factory trained Asian specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/AM/amedee/2013-10-24_23656_Amedee1.64x64.jpg Amedee's Avatar

    Amedee

    ASE Master Tech

    Satisfied Customers:

    2367
    ASE Master Tech advanced level specialist
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/SU/supermechanic/2013-8-23_03546_500.64x64.jpg Jerry's Avatar

    Jerry

    Master Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    1906
    ASE master, 30+ years. All makes and models. Trouble shooter, shop forman, service manager
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CR/crzydrvr00/2013-11-3_12123_246347.64x64.jpg Richard's Avatar

    Richard

    ASE Certified Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    942
    12 years Ford Lincoln/Mercury Jaguar dealership as a technician and shop foreman reparing all makes
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ST/Steve7654/2012-6-5_215929_japic800x660.64x64.jpg Steve's Avatar

    Steve

    Auto Service Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    1980
    25+ yrs experience as a professional working technician; ASE L1 master technician