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rdeleon11 09-18-2012 09:48 AM

E39 Power steering hose leak
 
Greetings,

I need to replace the high pressure power steering hose that goes from the pump to the Box. In the diagram below its number 5 part # 32411093926. Its a for 2001 540I Manual. If any one can provide DIY info it would be highly appreciated. Thx

How difficult is it to replace?...My main concern is how hard is it to get to the back connection?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/w/l/168.png

I found two great post on the replacement steps:

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1160904

bluebee 09-18-2012 07:28 PM

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rdeleon11 09-18-2012 08:45 PM

Thanks Bluebee. Very helpful postings, Appreciate you help!

Bwood1 09-19-2012 10:04 AM

I did mine when the valve cover was off (to fix the cam chains) and it was much easier to get to that back banjo bolt.

rdeleon11 09-30-2012 07:53 PM

Completed this repair today...the rear connection was hard to get too, after you remove the front screw and pull the hose upwards you easily see the back connection, the only way I was able to get it out was by placing a jack and lifting the engine a little less then an inch, this gave me enough room to take it out. While its not a complicated job, it sure was a pain to remove and replace the rear screw.

Jason5driver 09-30-2012 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdeleon11 (Post 7105943)
Completed this repair today...the rear connection was hard to get too, after you remove the front screw and pull the hose upwards you easily see the back connection, the only way I was able to get it out was by placing a jack and lifting the engine a little less then an inch, this gave me enough room to take it out. While its not a complicated job, it sure was a pain to remove and replace the rear screw.

It is MUCH easier if you were to remove the alternator, and get it out of the way...
Using a smaller box-end wrench was key to removing the large jet-valve-bolt (22mm I think...).
The job is VERY messy, and ATF can get everywhere.
Not really fun...

Thanks!
Jason


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