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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:14 pm 

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Car Model: 9-3 1.9 TiD 150
Car has started to develop a knock whilst changing gear, seems like it is coming directly below my feet. When under "load" there are no noises, just happens when changing gear or on and off the power without using the clutch.

I've also lifted the bonnet and with the handbrake on, brought the clutch to biting point. Looking in the engine bay, can see there is a fair bit of engine movement. I'm presuming one or more of the engine mounts are shot.

Which mounts are most likely to fail? Is there anything else i should be looking at that can cause the symptoms I've described?

Car is a 2008 9-3 1.9tid manual



PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:06 am 
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Car Model: Saab 93 ttid 180 aero
I would look at the mounts for sure the rear most engine mount is most likely and you can visually inspect with miminmal effort look closely at the rubber for splits

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:05 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 vector sport 1.9 TIDhirsch
another vote for engine mounts, the way i found it most obvious and what convinced my mechanic when explaining is when i would quickly rev engine and engage clutch to just jump forward a bit, when doing this the knockwas still there as it caused engine to rock on the mounts and it moved more than it should because one of them had totally perished or vanished

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