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post #1 of 13 Old 05-08-2014, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Hose

My high-pressure power steering hose is leaking. What is a good decent brand to replace it with? Or should I just replace it with another OEM hose?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-09-2014, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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My high-pressure power steering hose is leaking. What is a good decent brand to replace it with? Or should I just replace it with another OEM hose?
There are hose kits available through RockAuto.com as well at the various auto parts stores. I would choose OEM if I had to replace mine just for the peace of mind that it will hold up for the long haul.

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There are hose kits available through RockAuto.com as well at the various auto parts stores. I would choose OEM if I had to replace mine just for the peace of mind that it will hold up for the long haul.

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I've got the Edelmann hose from RockAuto in mine. Fraction of the cost of OEM, it looked identical when I compared them side-by-side, and it's been holding up fine for 3 years now.
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I've got the Edelmann hose from RockAuto in mine. Fraction of the cost of OEM, it looked identical when I compared them side-by-side, and it's been holding up fine for 3 years now.
Did it come with any type of warranty?
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I've been using Edelmann for years. I don't recall their warranty - but the best warranty is the one you don't need, and I've never needed Edelmann's.

Nota Bene - Make sure you use a flare nut wrench to remove and install the hose! It will be a metric size - probably 16m/m or 18m/m - but the flare nuts are nowhere near as hard as a regular hex nut, and you are likely to round the thing off if you use a regular wrench on it.

I usually coat the threads with never-seez, tighten it down finger tight, then add 1/4-1/3 turn after with a wrench (torque angle is workable regardless of lubricant used, since it will always give the same preload.) Check it after a day's service, tighten an additional 1/6-turn if necessary. You should not need to do more than that.

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I've been using Edelmann for years. I don't recall their warranty - but the best warranty is the one you don't need, and I've never needed Edelmann's. Nota Bene - Make sure you use a flare nut wrench to remove and install the hose! It will be a metric size - probably 16m/m or 18m/m - but the flare nuts are nowhere near as hard as a regular hex nut, and you are likely to round the thing off if you use a regular wrench on it. I usually coat the threads with never-seez, tighten it down finger tight, then add 1/4-1/3 turn after with a wrench (torque angle is workable regardless of lubricant used, since it will always give the same preload.) Check it after a day's service, tighten an additional 1/6-turn if necessary. You should not need to do more than that.
Ok, so I have found some Edelmann PS hoses on eBay. They don't look they exact same as the OEM ones I have found. Could it just be a generic picture Edelmann is using? The first picture is the OEM Mopar one, second is Edelmann. Let me know what you think, thanks for the help!
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Yes, Edelmann is using a generic photo of the 2004+ hose which doesn't have the integrated pressure switch. If you look up RockAuto's listings for the 2002-03 KJ hose, it specifically says "with switch port".

RockAuto's info page about the Edelmann hose says there's a 12 month warranty, but like 5-90 says, the best warranty is the one you never have to use. I also have an Edelmann PS hose in my 1993 ZJ, and that's holding up equally well (and again cost a fraction of the OEM price).
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Yes, Edelmann is using a generic photo of the 2004+ hose which doesn't have the integrated pressure switch. If you look up RockAuto's listings for the 2002-03 KJ hose, it specifically says "with switch port". RockAuto's info page about the Edelmann hose says there's a 12 month warranty, but like 5-90 says, the best warranty is the one you never have to use. I also have an Edelmann PS hose in my 1993 ZJ, and that's holding up equally well (and again cost a fraction of the OEM price).
which is the one I need? I don't know the difference between the first two...
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which is the one I need? I don't know the difference between the first two...
Either one,same hose just different manufacturers.

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Either one,same hose just different manufacturers.
Which is the better manufacture? The Edelmann?
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Which is the better manufacture? The Edelmann?
I'd trust the Gates name before any others.

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