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    Replacing power steering lines

    Just bought these hoses( https://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/334...EaAnoWEALw_wcB ) from eeuroparts. Cant find a detailed guide online or in the WIS. Has anyone here done these and know how to?

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    Saab Owner Digger's Avatar
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    Minneapolis Minnesota
    2006 9-3 2.0t SportCombi
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    The WIS doesn't have a detailed how to as it is written for trained mechanics and it expects them to already know the basics and writing out a detailed description for this would take me all day.

    Rack and pinion power steering is a common automotive item and replacing lines is one of the basics. On youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jD6yn9jUzMc this guy shows how to figure out line run and rusty fittings, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGBUv5r9fk0 this guy shows filling the dipstick power steering pump and burping the system, it also gives a link to flushing power steering fluid. Should be everything you need to know, after that it's common sense and making your hands work in the space available.

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    Oh! I Get It Now Mike Brennan's Avatar
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    Williamsburg, Va. and Cedar RIver Mi.
    01 95 Aero and Wagon, 09 93 Combi and an 08 95 Combi
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    It is very difficult job. One of the hard ones on the 2.3. One of my lines failed early on my 08. It was just a random bad part. I thought I could do it. Couldn't. So I took it to a shop that works on Saabs and the guy told me they have done a lot of them over the years and mentioned how hard it is to do for someone who has not done it before.

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