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98 Q45: usual source of a leaky ps assembly..serpentine belt…

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2 questions for a '98 Q45: 1. what is the usual source of a leaky PS assembly, BTW the pump, itself is new. 2. is it difficult to change the serpentine belt?
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Nissan Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
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Ok is the leak coming from the rack itself?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no, from one of the ps hoses
Nissan Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
Most common is the high pressure power steering hose becomes pouress that goes to the rack I would start there and check that hose.As for the serpentine belt its not hard just make sure you have the diagram of the routing under the hood .Also take a good look before removing it so it will make it easier installing the new one .Its not hard to do at all.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
degree of difficulty to replace the hose? Is it possible to get a repair manual diagram?
Nissan Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
Its a really tight fit .If you can wait Ill see what I can post tonight if anything.Going to sons baseball playoff game now .
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
thanks
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
any luck on the instructions for replacing the hp hose?
Nissan Mechanic: Tom, ASE Certified Technician replied 8 years ago
Still searching have not forgotten.
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