Steering hose sprays exhaust when making U-turn. `88 Honda Accord lxi

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Sam Nickaby, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. Sam Nickaby

    Sam Nickaby Guest

    After an automobile accident the steering reservoir was crushed spilling the
    fluids onto the pavement while the engine continue to idle for a lengthy time
    and driven a couple miles. Days after the repairs were made the steering began
    to leak from the gearbox. A month later the high pressure power steering hose
    began to squirt (from the center of the rubber hose) upon every U-turn. It will
    spray the exhaust creating a plume of smoke. Genuine fluids were used.

    I am now deciding whether I should replace the pump (which has a relief valve
    that may be broken) or to replace the gearbox (which may have damaged
    seals.) The service manual lacks a normal operating pressure spec for the
    pump. How do I determine which component(s) needs replacing?

    Sam Nickaby, Jul 10, 2005
  2. Sam Nickaby

    Professor Guest

    The pump is a high-pressure low-volume type. Pressures are on the order
    of 1500psi...

    Check out FlashAlert at
    Professor, Jul 10, 2005
  3. Sam Nickaby

    Steve B. Guest

    I would start by replacing the broken hose. Power steering fluid is
    flamable and every time you let it spray on the exhaust manifold you
    risk setting your car on fire. This isn't something to be playing
    around with.

    Steve B.
    Steve B., Jul 10, 2005
  4. Sam Nickaby

    Sam Nickaby Guest

    < which component(s) needs replacing?

    Thanks for the helpful advices, everyone.

    I'd attempt to replace the high pressure hose, no luck. Now, I'm thinking
    of cut and splice. Took gearbox out today, hard as labor camp. I am looking
    for a good strong clamp that will clamp a 1500psi rubber/fiberglass/nylon
    tube. Where can I find one?

    Sam Nickaby, Jul 12, 2005
  5. Sam Nickaby

    wws Guest

    no luck there
    1500 psi will put your eye out NOW.
    Missed the OP, you need a hose or pump.
    Or BFH.
    wws, Jul 12, 2005
  6. Sam Nickaby

    NapalmHeart Guest

    I agree. Don't try to splice a high-pressure hose!

    NapalmHeart, Jul 12, 2005
  7. Sam Nickaby

    Steve B. Guest

    You don't have the necessary equipment to clamp a high pressure power
    steering hose. If you can't get a new one take your old one to the
    local hydraulic hose place and have them fix it for you. Virtually
    every town has one... they make the hydraulic hoses for all the dump
    trucks and fork lifts and stuff like that

    Steve B.
    Steve B., Jul 13, 2005
  8. Sam Nickaby

    jjjsan Guest

    check with autozone and kragen, they may carry a pre-formed hose assy at
    resonable cost.
    jjjsan, Jul 13, 2005
  9. Sam Nickaby

    marks542004 Guest

    and be very careful handling the hose when under pressure.

    A pinhole will work like a needle, pumping fluid under the skin.

    Some of the hose places will come on site to make up hoses.
    marks542004, Jul 15, 2005
  10. Sam Nickaby

    Sam Nickaby Guest

    Did just that. -- Installation went fine, no leaks.

    Thanks to all.
    Sam Nickaby, Jul 29, 2005
Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.