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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:29 am 

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Car Model: SAAB 9-3

In the Haines manual, SAAB 9-3 02-07, to change the power steering pump it only gives instructions to change 'a conventional power steering system', it doesn't tell me what a conventional system is, or what a unconventional system may be, or what my model uses, I'm utterly confused, can someone explain this?

I have a 2007 9-3 Aero diesel estate.

My mechanic refused the job, he said that he's done it before and it was so difficult that he won't attempt it again. Haines describes it as a 3 spanner job, the only other 3 spanner I've done before was changing the head gasket on my old Mini, it wasn't too hard, what makes this so difficult, am I missing something?

I can't find anything about the steering universal joints in the Haines manual, do they have a different name? Surely it has instructions on how to change these.... Can someone point me in the right direction.

Thank you kindly.

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