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: What's a Power Steering hose?

22nd December 2008, 04:06 PM
. . . and why are they so hard to find?
Wife dinged up the front end of her 03 Aero wagon by hitting a truck tire tread.
Among the parts need to fix was something called a power steering cooler (or pressure) hose. Says they have to order one from Sweden, would take a month to get.
Are all Saab parts that scarce? And why does it take forever?

22nd December 2008, 04:10 PM
Well, that's not a part that generally breaks and needs replacing. And Saab is a low-volume manufacturer so there's not enough sales for anyone local to keep rare parts in stock.

I'm sure if you're in a rush and willing to pay extra shipping that they could air-express the parts a lot faster.

Or you could find a local hydraulic hose company, take them the damaged hose, and they could likely build you a new hose in an hour for a fraction of the cost.