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'95 Classic with the air suspension. I found the leak, a hose was rubbing and now has one hole that is leaking and one that was getting ready to leak. I'm trying to figure out the parts and the hose I took off goes from the pump to the box, I see a hose from the reservoir to the pump, the hose that went from the pump to the box and a pipe that goes from the box to the box? and a hose that goes from the box back to the reservoir. When I look to order one I keep getting notes about a hose that goes from the pump to the box and one that goes from the box to the pump? So what is the part number for the hose I need?

Also I know we are supposed to use Dexron has anyone switched to a synthetic power steering fluid and added Lucas PS fluid to the mix. Up until the hose started leaking the power steering was pretty tight, not leak free but didn't add anything very often at all. I mean so rare to add that is was a surprise to find it low.

I have looked on the factory CD but there isn't a drawing of the hose that I have off so it didn't help much. In the darkness did I miss another hose?
 

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'95 Classic with the air suspension. I found the leak, a hose was rubbing and now has one hole that is leaking and one that was getting ready to leak. I'm trying to figure out the parts and the hose I took off goes from the pump to the box, I see a hose from the reservoir to the pump, the hose that went from the pump to the box and a pipe that goes from the box to the box? and a hose that goes from the box back to the reservoir. When I look to order one I keep getting notes about a hose that goes from the pump to the box and one that goes from the box to the pump? So what is the part number for the hose I need?

Also I know we are supposed to use Dexron has anyone switched to a synthetic power steering fluid and added Lucas PS fluid to the mix. Up until the hose started leaking the power steering was pretty tight, not leak free but didn't add anything very often at all. I mean so rare to add that is was a surprise to find it low.

I have looked on the factory CD but there isn't a drawing of the hose that I have off so it didn't help much. In the darkness did I miss another hose?
First off, I'm going to say a prayer for you that you don't have the original power steering pump. I just went through this with my '95 and it was a nightmare. Six weeks my Rover was down while I waited for hose after hose be shipped and returned only to end up having a custom hose made. Now that I have that out of the way...

You have 3 hoses - a high pressure pump to box hose, a low pressure reservoir to pump hose, and a low pressure reservoir to box hose. If you are replacing the pump to box hose, the part number is ANR6656. This is where the fun begins. It seems that somewhere down the line LR changed the female fitting on the replacement pumps to one that is half as deep. In doing so, all the new pump to box hoses manufactured have a male fitting that is half as long as the original hoses to fit with the new PS pumps. I had the original pump with the much deeper female fitting. When I ordered the new hose, the male fitting wasn't long enough to correctly seat the hose in the PS pump. Once snugging up the fitting, you could still pull the hose in and out 1/4 of an inch! Not good. Long story short, I was told to make the new hose fit, buy the new style pump - this came from Atlantic British. After spending hours on the web looking for the old style hose, I gave up - they haven't been manufactured for years. I used the new hose and had it butchered to make a custom hose that worked. No leaks and its been 1.5 months and even been on a 50 mile offroad trip.

Colin
 

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Tried to have a hose made using the original hose's fittings but no one local would do it. Used the part number on the old hose and got an aftermarket hose that did seem to have shorter fittings but so far no leaking... It was fun trying to get the hose on the bottom of the pump. Thanks for your comments and I hope this hose does indeed stay tight and not leak. The receipt called it a hose for a Disco.

Not sure why but the CD made the hose situation seem more complex to me that it really is.
 
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