Saab 9-3 Problem Report

Saab 9-3 Knocking Noise While Turning and/or a Banging Noise When Driving on Rough Roads

(36 reports)

A knocking noise while turning and/or a banging noise when driving on rough roads may develop in the front suspension. This type of noise is commonly caused by a front strut thrust bearing damaged due to water intrusion. Our technicians tell us revised thrust bearings are available to correct this concern.

knocking noise when i turn the wheel left or right. -
same knocking noise from front right wheel at low speeds and uneven road surface -
Started with just a clicking noise - got progressively worse the started clunking /knocking noise on rough roads and when turning -
Right front passenger side: noise when I go over uneven road or small pothole. Thought it might be plastic lining in wheel whelk or undercarriage. Now I'm thinking its the strut. -
When I turn to the left I hear a crunching noise. what could it be. My mechanic says it could be my ab Axel but I think it could be my bushings. -
Local roads are rough and at just 62,000 are experiencing the effects. When turning the steering wheel from center the rack "clunks". It does this in both directions. Also driving over rough roads the front end bangs. I assumed it was the struts or ball joint. -
Knocking noise while turning. Also, as of this morning, the engine will not turn over. -
I had the same noise - found that one spring cracked and lost a piece. Had both springs and struts replaced in front. Now one year and 8K miles later, it's fantastic! (Found out that even though mine is and 02 - the 1996 or 8's through 2001 SE converts had had a recall on front coil springs due to excessive wear and breakage. Just too late to claim it now, unfortunately. -
hear a clicking noise from the right front end as you turn or on rough roads -
Knocking noise when driving on slightly rough road and car steers right when steering wheel is straight -
turning to the left it goes click click click... -
Front end thump, with vibration through steering column, when turning. Only noticable if there is any sort of road imperfection. -
When turning, it feels like the steering column is knocking/banging/nudging against something -
same problem, mechanic quoted $350 to fix -
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