Replacement power steering high pressure hose

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Replacement power steering high pressure hose

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Post by goglio704 » 13 years ago

I am very close to having a replacement power steering hose worked out for the Maxima with the LD 28 engine. It will be basically a bolt in operation, a tubing cutter and wrenches will be the only tools needed. Unless I hit a snag, I think I can do these for $50 or less. Anybody interested? I will be happy to share all the specifics for anybody who wants to do it on their own, but I thought some might be interested in a ready to go hose?
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Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

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Post by goglio704 » 13 years ago

I thought I'd give this a bump. I haven't gone to the expense of fabbing up extra hoses yet, but I did buy extra fittings to adapt from the Atsugi's JIS fitting to male JIC. If anybody wants or needs an adapter or a complete hose, let me know.
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

2005 Jeep Liberty CRD

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Post by rlaggren » 13 years ago

Matt,

Are you saying have made up and installed a hose and it's done the job?

What sort of stuff went into it - how robust do you figure it is? What pieces do you need to make it work - is it pure bolt-in?

And what lead time and price? <g>

Thanks, Rufus

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Post by goglio704 » 13 years ago

rlaggren wrote:Are you saying have made up and installed a hose and it's done the job?
Yes and yes.
rlaggren wrote:What sort of stuff went into it - how robust do you figure it is? What pieces do you need to make it work - is it pure bolt-in?

And what lead time and price? <g>

Thanks, Rufus
As to the stuff:

One piece of high pressure power steering hose.
One adapter from the Atsugi pump to a JIC fitting.
One JIC fitting for the high pressure hose.
One 5/16" compression fitting for the high pressure hose.

I believe it to be a "permanent" repair since everything I'm using is appropriate for what I'm asking of it.

A tubing cutter is the only tool needed other than wrenches. You have to cut the original tube close to where it transitions to hose in order to install the compression fitting.

I could get one put together in a couple weeks. Price would not exceed $50 plus shipping.

Alternatively, I'll sell the adapter alone for $15. Your local hydraulic shop should not have trouble once you have adapted the unusual fitting found on the pump to the totally ordinary JIC fitting.
Matt B.

83 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 5 speed, white, 130k miles. My original Maxima.
83 Maxima Sedan converted from gasser, LD28, 5 speed, 2 tone blue, 230k miles
82 Maxima Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, 2 tone Gray/Silver, 140k miles
81 810 Sedan, LD28, 3 speed auto, rust, rust, and more rust!

2005 Jeep Liberty CRD

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Post by rlaggren » 13 years ago

A tubing cutter is the only tool needed other than wrenches. You have to cut the original tube close to where it transitions to hose in order to install the compression fitting.
The "original tube" is part of the fitting on the original hose that connects to the rack (or the power head or whatever gets high pressure...)? In that case, why not use that fitting? Or is the fitting "permanently" installed to the rack?

'Scuse me if that's a dumb question. I haven't ever gotten dirty under a rack&pinion power steering setup much less under a Maxima.

How many miles have you got on your installation?

Rufus

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Post by rlaggren » 13 years ago

Never mind about the tube/fitting thing. Found Al's explanation in the faq.

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

Rufus, since you're already read my write-up, you will also want to read Matt's original hose post.

This is what the whole system looks like off the car, which is something you will never see again . . .

(1981 Sedan shown)
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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Post by rlaggren » 13 years ago

Good use of shadows there, Al. <G>

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Post by asavage » 13 years ago

Hah! I didn't even notice how the shadow helps define the bends in the hardlines. I'm a lousy photographer, but I make do the best I can.
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Al S.

1982 Maxima diesel wagon, 2nd & 4th owner, 165k miles, rusty & burgundy/grey. Purchased 1996, SOLD 16Feb10
1983 Maxima diesel wagon, 199k miles, rusty, light yellow/light brown. SOLD 14Jul07
1981 720 SD22 (scrapped 04Sep07)
1983 Sentra CD17, 255k, bought 06Jul08, gave it away 22Jun10.

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