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Power Steering Return Hose Blew

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by cayenne, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Nov 9, 2019
    cayenne

    cayenne Member

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    i finally got my power steering hoses for my Saginaw swap. I filled up the pump tank, started it, and no power assist. So I gave it some gas and saw the pressure hose go from limp to pressurized, then the return hose blew where the metal tubing hits the rubber rose (the little factory clamp failed).
    Thoughts?
    I have time to ponder while I clean up the huge mess.
     
  2. Nov 9, 2019
    Twin2

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    hoses hooked backwards on gear box
     
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  3. Nov 9, 2019
    cayenne

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    Thanks for reply. That’s what I kinda thought but the specs on my box have the larger port as the pressure port, which is how I have it hooked up.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2019
    timgr

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    No expert here, but I would think the larger port would be low pressure, since liquids are incompressible and the flow per unit time, in and out, has to be the same. Assuming higher pressure means higher velocity, which is usual for liquid flow. The out port at low pressure has to be larger ... I would think.
     
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  5. Nov 9, 2019
    Mcruff

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    On a normal Saginaw steering box set up, high pressure is the fitting closest to the bumper. On the pump the return line on mine is a soldered on nipple. The pressure side is the thread in fitting.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2019
    cayenne

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    Figured it out. Mud dobber made a home in my return hose. Reason No. 523 to finish projects quickly and not leave parts laying around.
     
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  7. Nov 10, 2019
    ITLKSEZ

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