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Old 03-19-2014, 01:13 PM   #1
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Saab strut/tie rod end

Hey guys so my saab has been having some steering issue lately. Ive been getting kinda like a clunking noise when i turn the wheel and it seems to be trying to pull to one side occasionally. I got under the car today and was looking around and there's something that looks like a tie rod attached the the strut area. The mounting point and strut tower area is all rusted and mangled. Is that mounting area replaceable or part of the car? Is this a common issue? any suggestions? I can post pictures if im not describing the issue and location well enough. Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:22 PM   #2
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It sounds like you're describing the strut housing, and where the tie rod connects to it. The strut housing is a common rot area. There are replacements available, or you can buy a junkyard replacement from a dry state, and use that.

I was able to get a pair of junkyard replacements from AZ, and blasted them, and POR'd them so they wouldn't rust in New England.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:05 AM   #3
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It sounds like you're describing the strut housing, and where the tie rod connects to it. The strut housing is a common rot area. There are replacements available, or you can buy a junkyard replacement from a dry state, and use that.

I was able to get a pair of junkyard replacements from AZ, and blasted them, and POR'd them so they wouldn't rust in New England.
thank you, im at work so im unable to host the photo and edit it to show exactly what im talking about but if you look here http://www.saabwiki.info/index.php?t...ssembly_01.jpg the plate that seems to be attached just below the spring that the tie rod is connected to is what is all rusted and bent.

Ive been trying to find the part but have been unable to find exactly what im looking for and searching for strut housing like suggested did not turn up anything really either unless i buy the entire strut assembly whcih seems to include the part. Do they offer that separatly?

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