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Re: Power steering hose replacement
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Posted by StoicBlue87 [Email] (#1829) [Profile/Gallery] (more from StoicBlue87) on Wed, 15 Nov 2023 05:56:38 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Power steering hose replacement, eric in vermont [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 15 Nov 2023 05:33:50
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Guy behind the counter at Oreilly's shared some wisdom with me years ago when I was replacing hoses and rack on my '92:

"Cut the hose off the reservoir if it's been on there for a few years or more."

This was news to me but made perfect sense since some quick wrestling and tugging on the original hose resulted in the reservoir nipple breaking and snapping off; the hose material turns stiff and inelastic after awhile.

So I headed off to eBay to find a replacement among the Saab-parts/used-parts sellers.

I did try to find a generic tank-alternative that might somehow be modified into a substitute but that was not a productive effort.

The thing needs to be made out of aluminum.


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