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post #1 of 25 Old 03-23-2009, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering leak

Well, I thought it was an axle leak, but turns out the pool of oil on the metal bits near the right side drive shaft were from a leaking high pressure power steering hose. Dealership is quoting $600 to repair and have advised the car is unsafe to drive now. I did a parts search and found the part for $230 online, but if I overnighted it, it would cost the same as the dealership price which includes 2.5 hours labor. Factoring in the cost of paying for the miserable rental Jetta I am forced to drive, I'll pay the piper at the dealership and get this fixed. Grrrr....Nissan.....Grrrrr!!!!!!

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pacmo had his dealer replace the very same hose a few months ago for $599. At least the dealers are consistent in their thievery.

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Yeah, its pricey but once I saw where this hose was located, I can understand why it is not a simple repair. This isn't a rubber hose connecting the reservoir to the pump, or the metal PS fluid cooling line that runs to the front of the car. This is the high pressure metal line connecting the power steering pump to the steering rack - its pretty far up there aft of the engine. Probably a repair I wouldn't want to tackle myself.

Yes the dealer is expensive but when I compared the expense of alternative methods, I would save no more than $50, and its not worth it to me to go through that much hassle to save $50 for what will likely be a one time repair.

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Out of curiosity, where was the leak? At a joint or somewhere in between. If it is the latter, is the leak the result of something rubbing against it?

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Out of curiosity, where was the leak? At a joint or somewhere in between. If it is the latter, is the leak the result of something rubbing against it?

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Don't know since the high pressure hose is not within view unless you crawl underneath the car. There is actually a metal heat shield in the way looking at it from the passenger side.

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The line I am getting replaced is #4 in this picture. I assume the high cost is due to the fact that it is a metal braided high pressure hose (over 1000 psi) and has specialized metal fittings at the ends.
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Here are pictures I took from the right passenger wheel well of the leak. You can see why I thought it might be the axle, but it wasn't.
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I had this same problem on mine at 35,700 and mine said it cost $562 dollars to fix it. But I was under warranty. I hope this new one holds up better.

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Hey at least your boots are in good shape.

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I'll be happy to get the MO back tomorrow.

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Three days later and I still don't have my MO back yet. It took a day for them to get the parts, and even with that they found they were missing an O-ring. So thats another day waiting for parts. Dealership has graciously agreed to cover the cost of my rental for the extra days - yippee another day with the Jetta.

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Finally got the car back. Total for repairs: $578 - I'll post the part numbers later on as I left the receipt in the car. Dealership covered the four days of car rental, that was a nice touch.

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Ok here are the part numbers and prices the dealer charged:

49720-CC10A - Hose & Tube assembly - $321.80
49726-Y0100 - Gasket Connecter - $4.91 X 2
999MP-AG000p - PS Fluid - 7.95 X 2
Freight - $20
Environmental Compliance - $5
Shop Supplies - $11.05
Tax - $24.33
Labor - 2.5 hours - $170

I am not sure why they did not use part 49722M as listed in the parts manual. 49720 is the 2009 steering pressure hose. Oh well I guess as long as it fits. 49720 seems to be a generic number Nissan uses for a lot of PS hoses, the number after it is vehicle specific.

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Angry 06 Murano 50k miles power steering leak

We had to replace our power steering pressure line and our murano only has 50k miles on it. We found out this problem has been happening all over the US with other Murano's all less then 72k miles. We had it fixed and reported it to the claims department hoping for a refund because it is a faulty part not due to neglect or wear and tear. They came back telling us they weren't going to help us with any reimbursement because the car is no longer under warranty nor did we purchase the extended warranty when we bought the car and they looked at our service history with Nissan. All in all loads of crap and excuses!! they can't fault us for where the previous owner had the car serviced nor where we take our car for servicing and fact is the issues is a faulty part that SHOULDN'T have a problem under 100k miles! Plus we are second owners of a Nissan and they cared less. I guess Nissan would rather have the bad press then fix a faulty part for a repeated customer. We wont be buying another Nissan again.
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