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Saab 9-3 Arc: Saab 9-3 2.0tHi Jeffrey,I have a knocking

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Saab 9-3 2.0t
Hi Jeffrey,
I have a knocking noise, drivers side front, when turning at low speed and when going over speed bumps, uneven roads. When stationary with steering at full lock when steering wheel is moved quickly left to right the knocking will correspond
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
Hello and Welcome! I'm Billy and i will assist you with your inquiry. Feel free to ask if any further info is needed.
In your case most common cause would be the swivel bearings on the suspension struts. There's a bulletin issued by Saab to address this problem. I will include the details, so you proceed as necessary:
Noise, vibration and harshness
Affected vehicles
Saloon/estate: VIN31000001 - VIN71004117.
Convertible: VIN46000001 - VIN76002069.
Knocking noise from front suspension over uneven surfaces.
Knocking noise from steering when steering wheel turned.
Water ingress into front suspension strut top swivel bearings.
Description Part number Quantity
Bolt 11 900 364 6
Front suspension strut top swivel bearing 13 270 705 2
Replace top swivel bearings on front suspension struts.
Thank you for your trust! Get back to me if you need more assistance...Thank you in advance for the positive rating...
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hi Billy, having the new swivel bearings replaced on Thursday will let you know the results after
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
Take your time... Best of luck...