power steering question xj12c

Started By: stephen thomas on 2013-06-23 04:18:26

I have just tried to replace my power steering hoses on my 75 xj12c , I bought the orginal hoses ,the rack had been replaced and the hoses where wrong ,it took the same hoses as an xjs . when I called to get the correct hose high pressure ,I was told there was an upgrade ,so I took that one .I replaced the bushings an 2 low pressure hoses and installed the new high pressure hose .the coupling for the power steering pump is a smaller size .MY quest is has anyone tackled this problem before ? can I get an adapter for the contention or should I start all over an get the proper hp hose. or can I replace the power steering pump to solve the problem .

Comments

The earlier power steering pumps us a flare fitting on the back of the pumps high pressure fitting. The later ones use an o-ring style hose seal. The parts at the back of the pump are interchangeable but you need to change the outer fitting and the plunger as a set. These parts are readily available from shops that build pumps. It can also be easily done on the car without removing the pump.

Stephen, If Dick doesn't have what you need, I can help. Coventry Classics in Orlando Fl.
Cheers Tom