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Re: Subject: Hydraulic hose rebuild

I also had hoses made before, and they followed the same procedure described
below by Mike.
Make sure the hose is the right size though. I think they used slightly smaller
diameter hose on mine
because my steering was a bit shaky after.

Mike Arman wrote:

> >
> >Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 20:59:30 PST
> >From: "Matt Martinsen" <mattmartinsen@hotmail.com>
> >Subject: Hydraulic hose rebuild
> >
> >I need information from those of you that have had power steering hoses
> >rebuilt.  I have a competent shop in mind to do it, my question is will
> >the shop need any special connectors, or do they simply reuse all
> >connectors on the hose?  It is the pressure hose to the rack.  What
> >rating hose did you use? approx. $?  I can get a new one from both blau
> >and TPC for $89.
> >thanks
> >- -Matt Martinsen
> >86 5KTQ
> I had the same hose rebuilt - pressure hose pump to rack on an 86 5ks. The
> hydraulic shop uses the ends of your old hose, puts screw-on connectors
> onto them, makes a new rubber center section of the correct length with
> screw-on connectors on it, then assembles.
> Cost me $25, took 5 minutes, yes, they needed the old hose, but since it
> leaks anyway, so what? The guy who did mine stated that it would now last
> forever, period.
> Another significant advantage besides price is that you can loosen the
> screw-on connectors slightly to get everything into alignmnent, which makes
> it easier to install the hose - the banjo bolt on the rack is a BITCH to
> get started properly - it has to be aligned EXACTLY RIGHT or it won't
> start, or worse, may cross thread.
> Obviously, you'll need the aluminum crush washers for each end of the hose
> - total four washers. Remember to bleed the steering when you are done
> (Front wheels off ground, lock to lock briskly with engine off, start
> engine, repeat, top off pentosin level).
> Dave Head points out another advantage of the three-part hose: If the hose
> leaks again, you can unscrew the connectors, leaving the banjo bolts and
> crush washers unmolested - just replace the center section, no hose
> alignment hassles, really easy.
> The shops you want are commercial hydraulic shops - they make hoses for
> bulldozers, Brockway trucks, steam shovels, and similar great, big, gnarly
> industrial type equipment. They tend to be located in industrial parks, and
> the guys who work there wear coveralls, tattoos, and have grease under
> their fingernails - no effete "service writers" here, thank you!
> Best Regards,
> Mike Arman