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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2004, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering hose

One of the brackets that holds up my York compressor broke the other day. Problem is that the belt that drives the compressor wore through the PS hose. It seems to be a little moist but not fully cut. The steering feels fine and I topped of the fluid but I had some questions. If I get a replacement hose how hard will it be to install. Is there any bleeding that needs to be done or do you just fill it up? Also, is the system under pressure? I am wondering because I am afraid of the hose bursting while driving. If this happens what should I do? Wouls it be OK to drive if it burst or would it ruin the pump. I think that I will get one of those hose mending kits for the mean time. Replacing the hose just doesn't look all that fun. There are little fittings and not a lot of space to work in.
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Re: Power steering hose

One other question. I have a small oil cooler and tranny cooler
(too small to hassel with using on the engine or tranny), would it be a good idea to maybe repalce the hose and run it through one of the coolers? The tranny cooler (smaller one) is about 2.5X10 inches and has an S tube going throught the fins. I was going to put the 2 on ebay but maybe I can finally use one.
If anyone is interested let me know if you want one.
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Re: Power steering hose

Is it a high pressure line or the return line? If it's return it's low pressure and you can route that through a cooler. If it's the high pressure line you don't want to put a cooler or filter on it. And it's running about 1000psi so yeah it can blow. It needs to be a new line, no hose clamps and stuff, hose clamps won't hold up to the pressure.

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