Lude Generation

The UK Honda Prelude Club

Power steering leak

Forum Technical Chassis / Brakes / Steering / Wheels

 

Chassis/Brakes/Steering/Wheels discussion
Posts: 350
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2013
My Generation: 5G
PSN GamerTag: claymore68
Reputation point: 60
Has liked: 37
Been liked: 20

 Postby claymore68 »Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:09 pm

Hi Guys,
The power steering has gone on my 5th gen at the pipe in front of the radaitor , where it loops. First question is can I just cut it out and replace with rubber, as Im guessing its in front of the rad for cooling ? Second would be any one have a clue as to the diameter of that pipe .
Thanks in advance for any help.
Clay
Its a work in progress
Image

User avatar
Drax
Supporter 2014
 
Posts: 4828
Joined: Wed Dec 22, 2010
Location: Wrexham, North Wales
My Generation: 4G
Reputation point: 290
Has liked: 16
Been liked: 568

 Postby Drax »Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:14 pm

claymore68 wrote:Hi Guys,
The power steering has gone on my 5th gen at the pipe in front of the radaitor , where it loops. First question is can I just cut it out and replace with rubber, as Im guessing its in front of the rad for cooling ? Second would be any one have a clue as to the diameter of that pipe .
Thanks in advance for any help.
Clay

i replaced this on Will's old 4g about 6months ago, cant remember the width but i just used some old think vacuum pipe cut down to the correct length :) there maybe a split in the metal piping close to the rubber section though, you'd have to take it off and check it out
2.2 JDM DOHC SI-VTEC LSD TCS 4WS ABS BB1 MANUAL 1992
2.2 JDM DOHC SI-VTEC LSD 2WS BB4 MANUAL 1995
Image
FOR PAUL

Posts: 336
Joined: Sat Aug 31, 2013
Location: Didcot
My Generation: 5G
Reputation point: 10
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 35

 Postby Scott560 »Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:19 pm

I looped it using some rubber fuel hose - probably 10mm. I looped it close to the inner chassis leg rather than down by the rad, cutting the pipe with a hacksaw blade (no room to get a hack saw in there)

Either way its a bit of a pain to get to and fluid will end up everywhere.

I can't say i noticed any problem with the lack of cooling on my h22a5 - but the again other than PS failure there isn't much to go on. Worst case scenario the fluid gets a bit too hot and needs changing more regularly, but the fact your going to have to top it up after the job probably makes it better than if you hadn't had the problem in the first place.
'97 UKDM 2.2VTi
'00 UKDM 2.2VTI H22a8

User avatar
wurlycorner
Ye are glad to be dead, RIGHT?
 
Posts: 19604
Joined: Sat May 19, 2012
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
My Generation: 4G
Reputation point: 888
Has liked: 5420
Been liked: 1639

 Postby wurlycorner »Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:22 pm

Yes the metal loop is there for cooling.

You can loop it with rubber hose for a short-term fix, but for the long term you should replace with metal.

@Honda-hardy found a focus item that was a straight swap in. Hopefully he'll be along to fill in the details, or if you look up his profile you may find them?

User avatar
honda-hardy
Club Cartographer
 
Posts: 6246
Joined: Sat Jan 28, 2012
Location: chippenham
My Generation: 5G
Reputation point: 811
Has liked: 262
Been liked: 659

 Postby honda-hardy »Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:46 pm



Forum Technical Chassis / Brakes / Steering / Wheels

Home

The team

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

Powered by phpBB © 2010 - 2016 - Web by H22 Solutions Limited