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#1 2024-06-15 14:56:54

sean_bike
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Registered: 2024-06-05
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steering pump hose

Hi all,
got a 2002 dispatch 2.0hdi on which i just fitted new ancillary belt.
After couple miles the elbow onto which a rubber pipe fits popped
out of the steering pump housing dumping fluid everywhere.

pump1.jpg

This appears to be just a push fit, and little effort to push back in or remove.
Can't imagine it can take much pressure. It probably got disturbed
when i moved the pipe to one side to use a long lever on the spring tensioner

Is this normal?

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#2 2024-06-15 16:21:22

RegW
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From: Bristol
Registered: 2024-04-21
Posts: 92

Re: steering pump hose

When I first saw it I thought "push fit? surely not!"
then went out and looked at my recently bought 2006 2.0
and I could see nothing to suggest it was otherwise.

It's obviously the supply pipe from the fluid reservoir
so not under pressure, but even so would still expect a certain level of security
so will keep an eye on mine.
I assume that red thing is an O ring?
I'd give it a good clean/degrease with alcohol or similar and use something semi permanent like loctite to fix it back in, maybe a new O ring too if its suspect


When all else fails, RTFM

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#3 2024-06-15 17:20:02

sean_bike
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Registered: 2024-06-05
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Re: steering pump hose

Thanks, Loctite's a good idea. And a new O ring would be good. Can't find any schematics on-line showing it as a spare part though,
no mention anywhere. I'll try citroen spares on monday

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#4 2024-06-15 18:10:35

RegW
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From: Bristol
Registered: 2024-04-21
Posts: 92

Re: steering pump hose

I've pulled half the dash apart atm but later will look on the sedre thing and see if it lists that O ring
but measuring the outer diameter of the elbow and inner diameter of the pump hole will give an idea of what size
to use ( with lashings of loctite or similar semi setting sealant of course)

Mind you, I must admit if it were mine, I'd be sorely tempted to just clean it, de grease it and get some Kwik-weld/JB weld in there and be done with it if its unlikely to be needed to be removed again.
Changing the that hose clip with a jubilee clip would allow for future pump or hose removal.

Edit:
I Looked on the Expert and Scudo parts files and the pump come up as a complete unit on both
No sign of the elbow being seperate or having an O ring

Last edited by RegW (2024-06-15 22:50:19)


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#5 2024-06-16 15:21:23

sean_bike
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Registered: 2024-06-05
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Re: steering pump hose

Damn! Thanks for checking though

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#6 2024-06-16 15:41:46

RegW
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From: Bristol
Registered: 2024-04-21
Posts: 92

Re: steering pump hose

As I said above, personally  I'd probably Kwik or JB  weld it in and be done with it
Kwikweld is as strong as JBweld but sets faster and has the same chemical resistance but
only likes temps up to 120C compared to 220C ish for JB weld.
I've always got some about and among other jobs, have used it to fix a few radiator fan switches to bike radiators and it stayed on there for years
Most engines don't go much above 80-90C unless there a problem


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