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Unknown Power Steering hose leak

I have a 2001 Maxima. I have a hose leaking but i dont no the parts name of the hose to order it. Its the thick hose that runs from the power steering fluid reservoir. Also, what are all the names of those lines running from the reservoir.

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  • iicekold Jan 04, 2009

    When I call in for the part. They think its the power steering pressure hose. but its not. I need the correct name.

  • iicekold Jan 04, 2009

    any 1 has the manual online for the 2001 nissan maxima

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