9-3 power steering pump

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Thread: 9-3 power steering pump

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    9-3 power steering pump

    Hello folks,

    I have a 2005 9-3 1.8i. The power steering has become temperamental. It failed about 6 months ago. The connectors were cleaned by the garage. It failed again 1 month ago - the connectors couldn't be resurrected.
    I bought a second hand one which failed yesterday .
    I'm reluctant to buy a new part as they are over £400...

    Am I being unlucky with the parts or could there be something else causing this?

    Any tips / advice greatly appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Angus

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    Re: 9-3 power steering pump

    Certainly unlucky as the power steering pump electronic or belt driven are not common failures.
    Do you have the EHPS or the belt driven version?
    Suggest trying a suitable Saab independant specialist for any further work.
    What do you mean by "connectors couldnt be resurrected"?

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    Re: 9-3 power steering pump

    It's the electronic version. The garage said the connectors in the part were part corroded so they managed to previously get rid of enough corrosion. I checked the forums and it's a common-ish issue caused by water getting in.
    There is a saab specialist in Glasgow I'll see if they are still a going concern tomorrow!

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    Re: 9-3 power steering pump

    Try Phil Smith in Sheffield, a long way away I know but he may have the part to post and offer advice, excellent bloke with a wealth of SAAB knowledge.

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    Re: 9-3 power steering pump

    Thanks for the advice everyone . I took the car to Schoneville Saab in Glasgow. Turned out the pump was fine ( apparently they rarely fail). It was a wiring issue that they dutifully fixed. I actually saw a similar solution on another forum but I don't have the ability to try these things myself.

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