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#1 Old 12-06-2010, 10:58 AM
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Replacing Power Steering Hose (High Pressure)

My wife's Murano (2006) has the PS leaking. I can see it coming off the high pressure side hose, so I need to replace it. It looks like everything except one bolt is done from the bottom. The top holding bolt appears to be behind the intake plenum. Has anyone replaced the Power steering hose on their own? If the intake plenum was taken off, can I get to the needed bolt?

If the plenum needs to come off, I'll probably do the spark plugs at the same time. It has 102,xxx right now.

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Anyone have any suggestions for other forums/sites that might have information on the Power Steering Hose replacement?

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Yes there is a bolt that holds it to the backside of the intake. You don't necessarily have to remove the intake but it helps a ton to remove the metal cowl to reach everything. But since your gonna go through all that work, you may as well remove the plenum and do the spark plugs too.

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Do you need to remove the metal cowl? Or can you get to the bolt by just removing the intake tube (Plastic or pvc)?

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Uh im not really sure i guess. Can't recall but i know it makes it sooo much easier to remove the cowl. Its not that hard. Makes a whole lot of room to remove the intake, the connectors behind it, the power steering hose, etc.

I also have fat arms lol. Give it a try.

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I'm trying to hold off on the spark plugs, since we'll probably get rid of the car in 2 years.

Thanks for your input.

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I went ahead and did the plugs while in there. With the cowl and intake off, it made feeding the new hose pretty easy. I took my time, so I wouldn't forget anything. It took me about 4.5 hours to do both the plugs and hose.

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That's very encouraging. PS hoses can go out on anyone's car, and I've heard enough stories of woe that it's encouraging to read this thread. I've done full engine rebuilds, PS racks, AC replacements, 5-speed transmission rebuilds, etc. so I've been figuring it wasn't an unreasonable thing to tackle.

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There's more room with the intake off, but you should be able to do it without removing it. You just need to take the upper and lower cowl off (near windshield).

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Good job. Thats exactly what i was sayin. I don't get why some techs choose to battle the car by not removing the cowl, it doesn't take that long.... nevermind lol. Just thinking out loud.

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