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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:28 pm    Post subject: Need to replace high pressure power steering hose Reply with quote

I have a 1986 Vanagon manual transmission. I saw a leak in the high pressure hose connecting to the power steering pump. A new hose costs 240 dollars at Van Cafe, so I ordered a replacement kit, made by GoWesty for 99 dollars. Mechanic is charging me $250 for installation. Should I do this myself or have the mechanic do it? I am not a mechanic, how technical is this work? Thanks in advance.

Here is the link to the high pressure hose I am replacing with on GoWesty:

http://www.gowesty.com/product-details.php?v=&id=23918&type=
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Need to replace high pressure power steering hose Reply with quote

Do it yourself it's easy spend the money and purchase a Bentley , it's your VW Bible.
It should that you about an hour
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Need to replace high pressure power steering hose Reply with quote

Wow, 250 is pretty steep.
I guess he is flushing the system with synthetic oil at 50 bucks a quart?

Grab some power steering fluid and do this yourself.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Need to replace high pressure power steering hose Reply with quote

Make sure that the new hose has the fluid restrictor in it or else your next post will be along the lines of......
"I put in a new PS hose and now my PS is noisy"

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3...p;start=60

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Need to replace high pressure power steering hose Reply with quote

use automatic transmission fluid (ATF), maybe something like Chevron MD-3, not power steering fluid

http://alexisoil.com/wp-content/uploads/images/products/p-3949-atf-md-3_0.jpg

https://cglapps.chevron.com/msdspds/PDSDetailPage.aspx?docDataId=76854&docFormat=PDF
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Need to replace high pressure power steering hose Reply with quote

Skidub wrote:
use automatic transmission fluid (ATF), maybe something like Chevron MD-3, not power steering fluid

http://alexisoil.com/wp-content/uploads/images/products/p-3949-atf-md-3_0.jpg

https://cglapps.chevron.com/msdspds/PDSDetailPage.aspx?docDataId=76854&docFormat=PDF



Damn it I meant to type auto trans fluid.
It was the big reason I was posting.
"Better make sure he does not buy power steering fluid" i thought.
Then what do I type?
Exactly the wrong advice. Sad
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