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PS Gearbox return line hose

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by landtoy80, Aug 25, 2003.

  1. landtoy80

    landtoy80

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    While going over Misquito pass I lost all my PS fluid. I made it to Alma and added ATF and found a pinhole in the return line from gearbox of power steering. The hose has clamps on them so I went to Napa to get a hose. They had the presure line but not the return line hose. They gave me 5/8" hose. I tried to install the hose but only can get the hose on enough to clamp it on. It is to tight to go on all the way. I called Toyota dealer in Denver and Toyota doesn't sell just the hose, it comes as a assembly for about $300 :'(

    I need to find a metric hose to replace the 5/8" hose. Anyone know what size I need to order?
    kurt
     
  2. cruiserdan

    cruiserdan SupportingVendor Emeritus Supporting Vendor Moderator

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    Kurt,

    Toyota does not publish the diameter. pull the hose off the nipple and neasure the nipple. That's all that comes to mind at the moment.
     
  3. scottm

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    If it's got hose clamps it doesn't carry much pressure, go oversize and clamp it down. My aged Audi has fantastically expensive hi-pressure return lines, terminating at the reservoir with hose clamps. I've begun replacing them with more common hose, hose clamped to the old banjo fittings.
     
  4. landtoy80

    landtoy80

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    At Napa it measured .30". It was a cheap digital guage.
    kurt

    My guage measures 10mm