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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-18-2012, 09:48 AM
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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?



I found two great post on the replacement steps:

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

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:28 PM
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Old 09-18-2012, 08:45 PM
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Thanks Bluebee. Very helpful postings, Appreciate you help!
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Old 09-19-2012, 10:04 AM
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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.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:53 PM
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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.
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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...

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