Snapping or popping noise heard from the steering shaft usually means the steering shaft joints need to be removed and re-installed using thread locking compound on bolts.
Problems for specific Saab 9-3 years:
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Our technicians report failures of various components in the audio system. Speaker, control unit, and steering wheel button failures are all possible.
The exhaust center muffler can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from under the center of the vehicle.