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could you describe the sound a lil more? you say rubbing sound? but that wouldnt correlate at all with the power steering system...if instead you mean it is more of a whining sound, your power steering pump could be failing, and needs replacement. and if there was a problem after taking it to a shop, they are liable for anything done wrong or messed up when the car was in their possession, you should def take it back and make them fix it, why pay more money for something you didn't do
Of all of you who replaced the hose, did anyone experience, noise when turning left and right? Rubbing noise? I also had the line replace, however, it makes this noise and is getting hard to turn now.
I am going to do the PS repair this weekend. Ordered the part from rockauto.com. Part comes as exactly the same as Oreilly's and costs ~45 + shipping. Any advice on removing the wheel well cover without destroying the plastic pins?
2006 Murano, 67k miles, AWD
When installing a new high-pressure hose in the power steering system, I broke off the bolt that holds a bracket in the back of the upper intake manifold. While tightening, the head of the bolt sheared right off -- I had not even gotten to the point of it being tight! There's barely a nub stilling out (nearly sheared flush).
For now, I just used a thin steel wire wrapped around the manifold and going through the hold of the bracket attached to the hose to keep it in place. It maybe wiggles about 1/4" (i.e. it's not 100% secure).
What's your advice on what I should do? I think at this point my amateur-mechanic days are over. Best case, I take it to an independent shop, they remove the manifold, are able to drill-out and re-tap the hold, and save the part. In doing so, do the gaskets on both sides of the manifold need to be replaced? How much would it cost?
Alternately, if I go to the dealer I would guess they would insist on replacing the whole manifold. Online the part is about $300 + $30 for 2 (?) gaskets. Dealer's mark-up appears to be around 50%. Plus labor I'm guessing this is looking like a $600 repair just to secure the hose.
Suggestions on what I should do???
Due to the frequent failure of this power steering line I thought I would take some pictures as I replaced mine today. This was my first time doing this job on the Murano so bare with me..
Vehicle: 2007 Nissan Murano AWD S
flat head screw driver
High Pressure line from Nissan Dealership $282
2 quarts of Nissan Power Steering Fluid $5 each
2 crush washers $2 each
PS high pressure Hose & Tube Assembly part # 49720-CC10A 282.28
Power Steering fluid part # 999MP-AG00P 5.20
Gasket connector / crush washer part # 49726-Y0100 9.30
( I could have got the crush washers and ps fluid cheaper elsewhere but I wanted to make sure nothing went wrong )
Fist thing you need to do is remove passenger side tire. Then you need to remove the splash guard from behind tire. U will see the oil filter and power steering pump pulley.
Next thing you need to do is loosen the big banjo bolt from the pump. I didnt have a socket big enough so I used a big adjustable wrench. Once that is loose let the fluid drip into a bucket , pan of your choice.
Once that is done dripping I recommend putting a sandwhich bag on it so it doesnt continue to drip while you are removing it getting ps fluid everywhere.
Next you need to loosen two small 10mm screws that hold this bracket down and then loosen the hardline from the steering rack. Once the bracket is loose and hardline is disconnected you need to undo the plastic bracket holding down the rubber hose by unclipping the top and it opens up like a book.
Now to get the last screw out and to remove the power steering line you need to take the cowel off to make room. To do this you need to remove the two caps from the top of the windsheild wipers and then loosen the two nuts. Once from each wiper , they are 14mm bolts and once they are loose you need to really wiggle the wipers to get them off. Then you simply use the pliers to unclip the clips from the bottom of the cowel and remove. Then you need to unscrew all the little 10mm screws around the hard metal part of the cowel. Once that is all off it will look like this.
Then you will have access to the last screw here , loosen it and remove and the line is now free. Remove line and install new line in reverse order using two new crush washers. Make sure everything is tight and then fill reservoir with fluid and start car. Once engine is running the ps pump will suck the fluid out of resevoir into the lines and you will need to add to full line. At this point I got in car and turn wheel all the way left and all the way right with reservoir cover off to let the fluid work into the system and let any air pockets out of the system.. Total cost was $320 for all the parts and about 3 hours of my time , could have been faster but the last banjo bolt gave me a hard time.
Last bolt is behind the Intake manifold , you will see the shiny heat tape wrapped around the line and then you will see the bracket .
Finished with new part installed.
Old line for reference.
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