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Old 09-16-2016, 02:20 PM   #1
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PS lines: should I worry about both?

I started the '99 after it sat for a couple months.
It started puking PS fluid from right by the PS pump.
I have read that the high pressure line is a common failure...
Does the low pressure side "never" have a problem?

I guess my question is twofold:
Do I even have to jack it up? should I assume it's the high pressure line?
Do they both eventually fail? should I just order both?

I see PPS lines for cheap ($70-ish) are they good-enough?
They're not a moving part, or a critical part, so I'm willing to save the $$...

Has anyone ordered one, and had problems?
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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So, I bought these from parts container on ebay.
They were about $110 for the pair, shipped.

I only installed the front hose for now. the rear isn't leaking, so I'm not going to mess with it until the engine's out. It looks like being in the front of the 9-3, and not really being cleaned often led to rust/failure. They did go so far as to add the foam around the lines where they rest on the frame. I was a little surprised, there.
The fit isn't great, but they're good enough. the tab that bolts to the PS pump was pretty far off, but a little bending got it where it needed to be.
the bar clips into the clips on the radiator support, too.. which is nice.

Anyways- The process was pretty easy: make room around the PS pump (remove upper intake hose) and remove bumper cover/headlights.
I pushed the oil cooler aside, and threw-away and intercooler for space, and chucked the a/c condenser while I was in there.
once I did that, I just un-did the line where it connects under the battery and at the PS pump, and it came right out/went right in!

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