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  1. Small leak between power steering pump and reservoir after replacing all seals

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So a few weeks ago my 2006 9-3 decided to dump almost all of it's power steering fluid all of a sudden, spraying it all out through where the banjo bolt connects. Ordered a seal replacement kit from eSaabParts, replaced all of the o rings and seals about a week ago. Refilled it with pentosin...
  2. Power Steering Reservoir Seal Leak?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've already replaced the shaft seal on the pump, but now it looks like its puking more fluid than ever. A closer look shows that there's fresh fluid coming out of the port that goes into the pump. Bit of a shame that reservoirs and pumps aren't sold separately. It should just be the intake...
  3. Garage Replaced Power Steering Pump, Now It's Worse

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I went in for an inspection. I had no issues with the car, but just wanted to make sure all was good as it has 135K miles on it. I was told that my power steering pump was leaking and needed replacement. I had no symptoms of issues with the power steering pump. The car turned great and made no...
  4. Power Steering Knocking Noise

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I just replaced my power steering pump because it was worn out. No power steering at idle. Needed to rev the engine for it to work. (120k on the car BTW) Bought a re-manufactured pump from Autozone. It looked good, I installed it and flushed out the system with new CHF 11 fluid. Before...
  5. Identification help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My '04 9-3 linear recently blew a head gasket and I took it to a mechanic in the interest of time. He did the head gasket and still had over heating issues so he put in a new radiator. Now, there seems to be a part missing between the vacuum pump and power steering pump. It's a flat machined...
  6. 2006 9-3 Check Engine

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm getting a intermitted check engine light, I'm trying to avoid unnecessary part replacements and costly diagnostics as I'm out of work currently. Any helpful information is much appreciated, Here's a little info on the car: I just got this car in December and until about a month ago I've had...
  7. 2008 2.0T power steering failure / fix

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok long story short about 2 months ago I finally got around to changing the power steering pump gasket that was leaking on my 2008 2.0T sedan (yes the infamous one) and causing my power steering fluid to leak from the reservoir and be mostly engine oil. So after replacement of the gasket there...
  8. 9-3 power steering pump on a NG900?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi guys, new member here :) I own a 1997 900S. She's quite literally a pain in my backside and bank account, but just the thought of getting rid of her makes my heart ache. So, here I am presented with a problem. A couple of months back, I was driving the car down the highway when the belt...
  9. Squeaky power steering pump pulley?

    9-5 Workshop
    Kept hearing a squeak squeak in the mornings when cold and at night when car was cranked up, used to go away as car heated up. Got to the point now though where it squeaks the whole time, sometimes when its not even cold. Decided to research, heard a lot about idler pulleys going bad causing...