[V8] Power steering hose

NicolCS at aol.com NicolCS at aol.com
Tue Feb 7 22:42:51 EST 2006

I had mine done at a hose shop here in Coeur d'Alene (only because it's 
closer to me than House of Hose).  The shop converted the fittings (by welding the 
Audi fittings to  standard replaceable hose connectors) for a total of $40-$50 
as I recall.  Next time I'll be able to change the hose portion myself in a 
matter of minutes for under $10.  That's a pretty slick deal, eh?   The only 
"funny" thing to be aware  of as you are cutting away the rubber hose and the 
old crimp is that there's a perforated plastic tube inside the rubber hose.  
It's crimped to the pump-end of the program.  It functions as a muffler against 
power steering pump "moan".  (Heard a Ford lately?)   I don't recall using any 
special tools to get the hose out.
Craig Nicol
90 V8Q
3 Nice Corvairs and a '65 FI 'Vette
I seem to have sprung the infamous leaking hydralic hose on the power 
steering pump.  Based on your collective wisdom, are you just having all redone or 
just the high pressure hose?  I am intending on sending it to Spokane House of 
Hose for the work unless someone has a better option? 

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