How to Repair Your Car's Hydraulic Hose

I started this blog to discuss information I've picked up in my new role, which might be useful for someone starting out in an industrial equipment supply role.

How to Repair Your Car's Hydraulic Hose

How to Repair Your Car's Hydraulic Hose

12 August 2015
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Your hydraulic hose replacement is a job that you can actually take on and achieve if you're looking to save money and time. This guide will explain how to locate your leak, dismantle and remove the hose, and replace your damaged hose with a new hose.

Find the leak

It's not always easy to determine where your hydraulic hose is leaking oil unless it has completely burst. With smaller leaks, you'll need to do a thorough inspection, being mindful not to touch areas where there is a lot of oil with your bare hands. The easiest way to do this is to purchase leak detection fluid, which will highlight the area in your hose where the leak is coming from. Once you've located the leak, you'll be ready to move to the next step.

Dismantle & remove the hose

To get to the hose, you'll have to dismantle clamps, housing, guards, and more. You'll want to remember how you took the system apart so that when the time comes, you're able to put everything back together again. After you've removed all parts to get to the hose, you'll need to release the pressure in your hydraulic system so that it does not blow oil everywhere. To do this, turn the compressed air switch to neutral, which will turn off the pressure, allowing you to begin disconnecting the damaged hose.

Using a wrench, loosen the fitting on the hose. Make sure that you do this over a container or bucket that can be used to catch any oil that may be in the hydraulic hose. Always be sure to plug the fitting so that no debris or water drops into it and ruins your hydraulics system while you prepare to replace the hose.

Replace the hose

At this point, if you haven't done so already, you'll want to visit your local automobile store and purchase a replacement hose. Ask that the store clean your hose prior to leaving so that there is no excess debris or dust in the hose. Always request that the hose is thoroughly cleaned and not just blown out with an air machine from the shop. Once cleaned, you can expect for the store to install end caps to your hose so that nothing gets in it prior to your installing it in your system.

Keep your end caps on during the installment of your new hydraulic hose. You'll want to reinstall every component of the system as you took it apart. Make sure that enough slack is given to your hose and all fittings and parts are tightly attached to the system. For professional advice, contact a business such as Hydraulink.

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Industrial equipment supply chain learning curve

I have always worked in the supply chain department, but since moving to an industrial equipment supplier, I've been on a steep learning curve. We have so many pieces with multiple names or similar names, and I need to be able to work out which pieces can be substituted in an emergency and which pieces are not similar. It's been tricky for me to get my head around, so I started this blog to discuss some of the information I've picked up in this role, which might be useful for someone else just starting out in an industrial equipment supply role.