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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 Pump replacement recommendations

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Any recommendations on OEM vs Remanufactured? Looks like Rockauto has A-1 Cardone, ACDelco, and BBB.
  3. 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...
  4. Low Power Steering, High Engine Oil

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My power steering fluid is disappearing on my 03 9-3 SS, doesn't seem to be a leak anywhere. I have been having to put fluid in every few weeks. Today after a trip and some vigorous steering the level was low again. Went to check the oil as well and found the level to be higher than when I...
  5. How Common is PS Pump Leak at the Shaft Seal?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi - Would like some feedback on repair underway now. I am waiting on delivery of a power steering (PS) pump for my daughter's 2006 wagon. 141K miles. I opened things up to change out the water pump because of leaking O-ring at the block (different thread there). As I got things apart I...
  6. Power Steering Fluid in Engine oil

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    The shaft seal on my power steering pump started leaking recently and my PS was overflowing as has been well documented on this forum. So I went ahead and got a re-manufactured pump and replaced the whole unit. Job went together easily without any complications, but when I started the car it...
  7. 2010 Saab 9-3 Power Steering Hose Leak

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Hi Guys, Not sure if this is the correct thread (I couldn't find a thread related to newer 9-3's). So please excuse me if it is misposted and direct me to the correct thread. I have a leak in my high-pressure power steering hose line. The mechanic says that the only fix is a complete...
  8. Servo (break & steering) suddenly stops.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, My old Passat died a few weeks ago. I went out and found a dirt cheap 9-5 -05 for about $2.000. I knew the guy selling it obviously wasn't telling me all the faults of it and now I think I found the biggest issue yet. We've had some very cold days here were I live (-20F, -28C) and one...
  9. Powersteering intemittent fail 9-3 TID vector

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi I have a 2006 9-3 TID vector sport which at times the power steering does not kick in especially during cold start. At times I have to drive a few kilometers then turn of the engine and restart for it to kick in. The steering becomes so heavy that driving becomes unbearable. Has anyone...
  10. Power Steering Leak

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, In the last few days my 2004 Saab 9-3 has been making a groaning noise when turning right. I looked today and found that the power steering fluid is leaking from the bolt that is on top of the pump. I tried searching around on here but haven't had any luck. Does anyone have any advice...
  11. Power Steering Pulley Bolt

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Does anybody know what bolt to use with the power steering pulley? My power steering pump seized up and sheered the bolt for the pulley. I found this one, but I am unsure about using it as it says it is for the tensioner pulley. http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/33771/Belt-Tensioner-Bolt-8098378/
  12. Power steering whine&jitter also bumper issues

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Finished changing radiator yesterday after i put it all together i cranked it over and now im getting a constant whining noise from the power steering pump and when i turns the wheel the power steering seems to be cutting in and out(shuttering). The PS fluid is low and when i crank it over and...
  13. Can it be saved?!! Could use some help figuring out what's going on.

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2000 9-5 Saab which just went up in smoke and I have no idea what is wrong with it. I don't have the money to get it into the shop just yet but I'd like to get an idea of what's going on with it in the meantime if I can. If anyone here can offer any insight it would be greatly...
  14. Power Steering Reservoir

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, I recently was plagued with the leaking seal of the power steering pump with the oil mixing in and leaking and all that jazz. Found the answer on here, thanks to all you lovely members, but NOW I have a different issue.... Now I have found the the reservoir bottle is cracked!!!! I have...
  15. Leaking power steering fluid

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, I'm leaking power steering fluid from the passenger side, just behind the fog light and whatever hose is right there. I had turned into a parking space when it made a high pitched noise, than began leaking (more like pouring) power steering fluid. I moved it and it was difficult to...
  16. 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...
  17. Which Power Steering Oil should i use

    9-5 Workshop
    In My 2001 Saab 95 which power Steering Oil should I use, I am planning to flush and top of new Power Steering fluid as the level is a bit low, and when I cold start the car and start driving it creates bubbles in reservoir , but after some time it becomes OK, So which brand of Fluid should I...
  18. 9-3 tiD sedan - power steering malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, Since this morming I have smme difficulty to steer wheels, it looks like sometimes it's working sometimes not. Works fine and it's easy to steer in light turn, but there is a hard point every sterring wheel 1/8 turn Any Idea fluid, leak, pump, flexible ? I haven't noticed any oil...
  19. power steering hose leak - high pressure

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Backing out of the garage this morning I noticed a puddle of liquid. It turns out to be a pin-hole sized leak from the high pressure power steering hose that runs on the bottom of the radiator. Looking at various options - 1) Replace the hose with a new one (Part number: 5061833) 2) patch...
  20. Weird noise, check engine & temporary loss of power steering

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have a 2002 Saab 9-3 with the 150hp 2.0t (light pressure turbo) and manual shift. I bought it used this summer (~190 000 km) and it has been running great. I also took it to an official Saab dealer for a service/check and they found it to be in good condition. However, the last day or...
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