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Hi peeps,

I bought my second accord last week :D, its a 2006 2.2 cdti Ex Saloon and its a lovely example. I checked the PSF this morning and it was well below the low level. Inspected further and its developed a leak from the high pressure power steering hose a few inches above where is connects to the power steering rack (it had some extra insulation around it). The level was fine when i bought the car, i drove 230 miles back to Lancashire and even checked all fluids the next day when cold and all seemed fine.

Anyways the hose needs replacing as with it being high pressure a fix job may be risky (correct me if i'm wrong). Honda want well over £300 for a genuine one and there's a number of others available on fleabay but unsure on the quality as they are going for between £35- £70.

Has anyone got any suggestions on where to source a quality replacement hose without it costing a stupid amount?

Luckily I had ordered all my service parts (genuine filters of course) + 3 litres of PSF a couple days before to flush the system so i can use this to top it up in the mean time.

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My power steering cooler pipe perished, and I also had to replace the high pressure power steering hose too last year on my Accord.

The Top high pressure power steering hose is a common issue our our 7th Gen diesel Accord, the constant vibrations of the engine nacker the pipe although its very long term.
There are many cheap alternatives on ebay, but as I do 35k miles a year in my Accord I cant afford any failures and cheaper ebay hoses may fail more unexpectedly so I chose the OEM genuine Honda route. I guess it depends how much you rely on the car and how long you intend to keep it?

I got my personal mechanic to change it over the Power steering hose for me. It was a easy job. He accessed the lower connection to the rack via an aperture through the wheel arch.
Its doable. NO need to remove subframes or anything. Just jack the car up and remove the wheel. It should be accessible.

Heres a few threads on the subjects



Hope it helps


Would be a perfect opportunity to suck and refill with new power steering fluid
I get my honda fluids from here
 

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I'm not sure how you differentiate between aftermarket hoses in terms of quality but my guess is they are much of a muchness as they all seem to offer a 2 year warranty and as far as I know there haven't been any faillings reported since their availablitlity.

My twenty odd quid hose is still going strong after a few years BUT I don't do the sort of miles like the above. I doubt there's any difference between £65 hose in your link and the one in the link below, actually the hose below looks to have used a rated hose whereas the above has no particular markings that I can see.

 

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thanks @accord_n22 and @antdad. Appreciate your help with this.

I'm going to speak to my local auto part stores in my area first. I rang HH and Lee advised as a cheeky alternative to have a word with companies who specialise in PAS hoses and brake line etc. I found a couple in my area so will post and update when I decide which one to buy.
 

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I managed to get hold of a NON- Genuine one which cost me £32.50 with 5 year unlimited mileage warranty.

The company have quite a large Ebay store but they also have a sales counter like a normal trade super-factors and is based a couple miles away so popped down and bought it.

This is the one I purchased LINK (google RTG Automotive Limited in Leyland, its pretty big tbh)

I'm going to install it with a mate tonight so fingers crossed. I will post another update shortly
 

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I'm sure it'll be fine, would've been interesting to see if a hydraulic hose firm could've made one up from the end fittings of your original.

That's the only problem I found using a third party hose... the steering rack end of the hose is made up of bent pipe that isn't always true to the original and that makes it difficult to install on the original mountings so you may have to improvise some bracketry.
 

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Cheers for the post, I got my first Accord a couple of weeks ago (man I love it already!).
I drive about 130 miles a day, and noticed it was low when I bought it. So nipped to Honda to get some PSF, topped it up and only noticed a few days ago the steering was making a little noise at low speed turning. Sure enough, it's extremely low now !
I saw that behind the engine loads of oil has blown around, it feels more like power steering fluid than engine oil, more watery.
So I'm guessing its the same high pressure line that's gone, I'll try and get some photo's tomorrow when I put it on the ramp to inspect it.

I'm currently rebuilding my 350z engine (full forged/ported heads etc)...and hoping this job isn't going to take up my weekend if the pipe arrives on Friday!
o_O

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How did it go ?
 

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Don't go chinese. I have got mine repaired, few years ago, by a local hydraulic hose firm for 50€. You give them the broken hose and they replace it with better materials. It took them 5 minutes to do it.
 

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Cheers for the post, I got my first Accord a couple of weeks ago (man I love it already!).
I drive about 130 miles a day, and noticed it was low when I bought it. So nipped to Honda to get some PSF, topped it up and only noticed a few days ago the steering was making a little noise at low speed turning. Sure enough, it's extremely low now !
I saw that behind the engine loads of oil has blown around, it feels more like power steering fluid than engine oil, more watery.
So I'm guessing its the same high pressure line that's gone, I'll try and get some photo's tomorrow when I put it on the ramp to inspect it.
Hopefully it is but it might be the actual steering rack that's blown out.
 

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99% sure its the hose, I wrapped some shop towel around the offending area, 10 min drive and could see fresh PSF on it.
I should do it tomorrow, will fling it on the ramp and see whats what !
 

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Sorry it's been a while since updating this.
The first PAS hose ended up having a leak on the flange so it returned it and installed the new one.

The new one seems to be working without any issues since. I thought I would wait and update once I've driven it around.

I've done around 3k miles since then and all seems well. I've also used the turkey baster method to change the fluid and replace with original honda fluid.
 

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Don't go chinese. I have got mine repaired, few years ago, by a local hydraulic hose firm for 50€. You give them the broken hose and they replace it with better materials. It took them 5 minutes to do it.
Getting s replacement from a hydraulic specialist was my original choice tbh but was having trouble getting any replies back from them. I couldn't just nip in either as it was a lil while away.
 
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