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nl318 04-19-2013 12:04 PM

Power steering hose clamp
Probably it's really simple, but could somebody please tell me how to tighten this type of hose clamp?



They look like Oetiker clamps, which I know how to tighten, but it seems the sample principle doesn't apply here.

Blueandwhite85 04-19-2013 01:36 PM

These are crimp-on clamps. One time use, replace after removing.

nl318 04-19-2013 02:10 PM

Yes I know, I have a new set from the dealer. I only donīt know how/where to crimp them.

Kevinheidari 04-21-2013 09:03 PM

Just replaced my power steering pump myself and had to break that clamp apart. I ended up replacing with a regular hose clamp of proper size. No issues.

bigugly 04-21-2013 09:50 PM

they are a pain in the ass to re-clip.

just put a normal hose clamp on it.

Foxtrot_Uniform 04-21-2013 09:53 PM


Might work....

nl318 04-22-2013 03:06 AM

Yes a pair of blunt pincers worked, really easily actually. Because I was in a hurry I made another thread here, there is more info there. Thanks!

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