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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:44 am 
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Car Model: 9-3 HOT Aero convertible
Hi, I have manual 5speed 9-3 Aero vert. I have what would appear/seem to be transmission noise. When off the gas/throttle there seems a whir coming from the gearbox area. When under load the whir disappeares. It doesn't matter which gear, so I would assume it to be diff orientated? Would a gearbox oil change improve the noise or is it not worth bothering with and put up with it until it fails or becomes too noisy to tolerate?
Or could it be clutch noise? Mileage is 103k on original clutch with at this stage, no slip. Although a big crunchy when stirring the box quickly.
Thanks for your thoughts......

SAAB 9-3 Vert 2000
Renault Megane R26-F1

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