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Hi all,

I'm looking for a power steering pipe for my 9-5 2005 2.2 diesel. I have indicated below with the blue arrow the pipe I'm looking for. This is the cooling loop. If anyone can help I'd be grateful.

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I've decided to follow up on this as others in the same situation may stumble across it and find it helpful. At the very least this is a list of places that can help with Saab issues and parts.

The search continues, I have posted on numerous facebook groups with no luck. Lots of helpful suggestions from helpful people though! Nobody has these and they aren't being made any longer. There is NO supply. - "The hose in question 5531793 is no longer Stocked by us at saab buddy."
The closest I've gotten is a chap in Leeds who has two, but he won't post. Which I find completely bonkers!

Places I have looked:
Neo Brothers - Europes largest Mini & Saab Parts Specialist - North London - Listed £294 (expensive) - out of stock
Saab Parts, Saab Spares and Accessories: online ordering, mail order parts, UK based site - PartsforSaabs - Nothing for the 2.2
Jamsaab Keynsham (Just south of Bristol) - very helpful and knowledgeable - Can't get this part
TR Autos - SAAB Specialist in Yeovil, Somerset in (Yeovil) - Waiting on a call back
Home | tinhay-garage (tinhaygarage.co.uk) - Can't get the part but were helpful with other contacts
SAAB parts UK - Worldwide shipping (saabits.com) - Again very helpful and gave me other contacts but couldn't' help with the part.

There are currently two options left:

1. Have a line made;
Bespoke Power Steering HOSE REPAIR SERVICE. | eBay - Starting from £80 they'll make the line, but I'll have to send them the part and abandon the car at the garage
Hydraulic Hose Repair, Hose Replacement - Pirtek - This comes up again and again and will likely be the option I take depending on price.

2. Scrap the car - I do NOT want to go down this path. It would be a huge shame to bin a lovely car especially over something so trivial.
 

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Ajdhart,

I recently had this problem with my '07 plate 1.9 diesel. Eventually bought the corresponding part for the petrol version and cobbled it in at the joints in the metal pipes. Can't remember exactly where I got it from ( possibly e-bay ) but it was about £65. This assumes that your problem is corrosion of the metal pipe not with the flexy section.

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I'm in the US, but I replaced all pressure hoses with a kit from eBay. I found this kit from a couple of places, but it seems that Professional Parts Sweden is the only brand that offers the full kit.

Important note: the aftermarket parts do not match the oem parts and as such I had to replace all three pressure hoses when only two of them failed (where they connected together). So, a full set is need regardless. AND it is worth ordering an entire kit like what I've linked below, because where the two front hoses connect together, an adapter piece is needed (not needed for oem!!) and ordering all three hoses separately did not include this piece. I had the car up on jacks for three weeks because of parts issues and difficulty reaching the banjo bolt that connects to the power steering rack. It is easier (though not easy) to reach this banjo bolt from the top, but I need a buddy on the bottom to guide me as I couldn't see what I was doing. When I finished, the lines in the front did not line up perfectly to where the padded mounts were either. Getting the new rear hose in was also a challenge. I made it work from the bottom, but other spoke of bringing it in from the top. Either way, it was an engineering challenge just to get it in place, prior to bolting anything. I did not remove the exhaust and suspension, though it might have been easier if I had done so.

Word to the wise, this was a challenging job from a parts perspective and install. It can be done, but it is tough. Order the whole kit, have wobble sockets, swivel joints, a lot patience, and a buddy to help.
 
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