TJ Chevy V8 Swap Power Steering Hose Help! - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Tech Forums > Builders Corner

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 04-30-2013, 06:36 PM   #1
XDR
Jeeper
 
XDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 280
TJ Chevy V8 Swap Power Steering Hose Help!

Does anyone have any photos of how they ran their pressure side power steering hose? I bought the 05 TJ hose and not sure how to bend it to fit.

__________________
1997 Jeep TJ -- 5.3L LM7 - NV3550 - More to come..
2001 Chevrolet Silverado -- 6.0L LQ4 - 4L80E
XDR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 04-30-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
XDR
Jeeper
 
XDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 280
Spent some more time playing with it and kinked my new 2005 tj hose... Looks like all the hoses I have are too long to fit right, anyone know of a better solution?

__________________
1997 Jeep TJ -- 5.3L LM7 - NV3550 - More to come..
2001 Chevrolet Silverado -- 6.0L LQ4 - 4L80E
XDR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 01:48 PM   #3
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
Custom P/S hose

I was running into the same problem so I took the pump end of the (2002)Chevy hose and the (1997) Jeep hose end from the steering box ( just because it made for a cleaner installation, not because of threads/mechanical issues) and a measurement for overall hose length down to a local hydraulics place and the guy built me one while I stood there. Charged me $26.00 which was cheaper than either OEM hose.

I am new to the forum and have been following both your and George C's build threads, George has been a lot of help with my TJ/LM7 swap. I'd like to ask what your doing for an air cleaner with your swap? I have seen a couple of threads mentioning a GM (Buick?) air box, but now that I am ready for the air cleaner, of course, I can't find those threads.?

J
AKAJJMON is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 06:51 PM   #4
XDR
Jeeper
 
XDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 280
Your hose go under the pulley?
__________________
1997 Jeep TJ -- 5.3L LM7 - NV3550 - More to come..
2001 Chevrolet Silverado -- 6.0L LQ4 - 4L80E
XDR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #5
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by XDR View Post
Your hose go under the pulley?
No, it comes out of the box and along the frame then across behind the pump. It does angle down a little from the frame to the pump outlet, worked out to be a very clean install.

It's raining like hell here right now but if you like I will take some pic's when the weather clears and pm them to you.
AKAJJMON is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa
Posts: 258
Since you kinked your new hose, I'd cut it up and use the pieces to make a mock up of the hose you need, and bring that to a hydraulic hose shop. That's what I did, and I ended up with a high pressure hose that fit perfectly.

Another way to do it, is to make your own, using parts from these guys.
Fragola Performance Fittings, Hose, Connectors, Hose Kits
__________________
Almost there: '89 YJ with: 390 CID(6.4L) Dodge V8/727 auto/NP231, SOA+2", Hi steer D44 & 14 Bolt w/4.56's, Detroits, 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers
Copperhead is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #7
XDR
Jeeper
 
XDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 280
Here is what I have for clearance, you can see the return line goes on the outside lower part of the pump and pressure side will go on inside lower of the pump. Steering shaft and frame are too tight to fit over near there.

I did like you said, cut the two hoses to make a mock up hose to take to a shop. I'm really pressed for clearance right now due to stock height, I may have to throw a cheapo 4" lift to get by until I can figure out how to make a long arm work.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	null_zps1e63729c.jpg
Views:	39
Size:	234.9 KB
ID:	243946   Click image for larger version

Name:	null_zps1feb8507.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	233.7 KB
ID:	243947  

Click image for larger version

Name:	null_zps2a04bb51.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	227.0 KB
ID:	243948   Click image for larger version

Name:	null_zps5a748eb8.jpg
Views:	25
Size:	232.5 KB
ID:	243949  

Click image for larger version

Name:	null_zps77f84d64.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	225.6 KB
ID:	243950  
__________________
1997 Jeep TJ -- 5.3L LM7 - NV3550 - More to come..
2001 Chevrolet Silverado -- 6.0L LQ4 - 4L80E
XDR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 08:06 PM   #8
XDR
Jeeper
 
XDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 280
And to answer your question on intake.. Havent thought too much about it yet, was thinking Novaks build a kit but not sure yet.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	null_zps8394204f.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	230.8 KB
ID:	243951  
__________________
1997 Jeep TJ -- 5.3L LM7 - NV3550 - More to come..
2001 Chevrolet Silverado -- 6.0L LQ4 - 4L80E
XDR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #9
Newb
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
Mine runs tight along the inside of the frame under the steering linkage both hoses, H/P and return are stacked on top of each other and clear just fine.
looks like you will have to address the height issue for suspension travel but the way I ran the P/S hoses wouldn't affect or be affected by ride height.

If the bottom don't fall out of the sky all day tomorrow I will take my crappy phone/camera outside and try to get a couple of at least decent pic's.
I wanted to do away with any loops or bends hanging down or sticking out waiting to grab a twig and rip loose so I swiveled the ends as close to the box/pump as possible and left just enough slack to allow for engine torquing.
AKAJJMON is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-02-2013, 09:51 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
indirocz28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Hood/ BCS, TX
Posts: 1,026
I have mine coming out the back of the pump, toward the DR side frame rail, then over to the box.

You ARE going to want to get rid of the split in that rubber line and do it full metal with compression fittings or else you will 90% blow that thing apart when you hit full lock.

I just had to re-do mine because the pressure was too great for 2 clamps to hold the hose onto the metal tubing of the other end.

It shot PS fluid about 5 feet in the air and about 3 feet out.
__________________
MY1990 "Little YJ" Build: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/brou...ay-242064.html
Come wheel with us at Brazos Valley Off Road Ranch! http://www.wranglerforum.com/f53/bra...tx-237657.html
indirocz28 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-02-2013, 10:27 AM   #11
XDR
Jeeper
 
XDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 280
That spilt was just to mock up where the line would run, the pump side has kinks and is no good.
__________________
1997 Jeep TJ -- 5.3L LM7 - NV3550 - More to come..
2001 Chevrolet Silverado -- 6.0L LQ4 - 4L80E
XDR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #12
Jeeper
 
Blacksurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 160
Images: 1
I just looped mine below the pump and ran the line on the other side of the low pressure side and zip tied it in place, that was almost 2 years and 15k miles ago with no problems.

If i ever have problems i will definitely get a hose built, much cleaner.
__________________
Many is a word, that only leaves you guessing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmKRcN6Fpn4
Blacksurt is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-02-2013, 05:02 PM   #13
XDR
Jeeper
 
XDR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Posts: 280
Had new hose made today, running both along frame with 1/4" clearance from pulley.

__________________
1997 Jeep TJ -- 5.3L LM7 - NV3550 - More to come..
2001 Chevrolet Silverado -- 6.0L LQ4 - 4L80E
XDR is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
indirocz28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Fort Hood/ BCS, TX
Posts: 1,026
Looks much better!

__________________
MY1990 "Little YJ" Build: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/brou...ay-242064.html
Come wheel with us at Brazos Valley Off Road Ranch! http://www.wranglerforum.com/f53/bra...tx-237657.html
indirocz28 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



logo carid shop wrangler parts carid fender flares custom wheels store avs deflectors at carid
» Rates
Get low rates on auto insurance in Canada!

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:17 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC