Edelmann Power Steering Parts

Automotive Fittings, Hoses & Repair Kits

Edelmann is a global designer and manufacturer of a vast array of automotive parts and tools. It is named after its founder Eric Edelmann, who established the company in 1909 in Chicago. Initially, its product line was quite narrow and included only a battery tester and push-pull control cables. Step by step, E. Edelmann & Co. gained a wealth of manufacturing experience and grew to one of the leading suppliers of car parts.

In the early 20th century, the company began manufacturing anti-freeze testers, automotive brass fittings, and general products. Several decades later, it focused on distributing power steering hoses, and in 1960 took over production of the hose, manufacturing power steering hose for 25 vehicles. During the 1970’s, the Edelmann family added the Plews division, which originally was focused on servicing the needs of the railroad industry by producing oil cans.

When the industry evolved from trains to passenger cars and trucks, the two corporations joined efforts to respond to the challenges of the industry and service this new mode of transportation. They added more new products to their line, such as measures, funnels, grease guns, etc. In 1995, E. Edelmann & Co. was officially renamed Plews/Edelmann. Later on, the company acquired LubriMatic, the brand that provides quality lubrication products to the industrial, marine, automotive, and other markets.

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1999 Chevy CK
| Posted by | (Miami, FL)

It was so easy to install and no surprises with fit. Remember to reuse the rubber cover at the steering box as it does not come with a new one. As mentioned, this is the non-proportional pressure hose. Torqued down everything and checked later... no leaks. The small concern is the two O-rings that it comes... they were smaller than the originals, however, no leaks and so it must be all good. The plastic cap that comes with it is for capping the reservoir inlet while flushing the system. I will warn some DIY and newbies that it is a pain to remove the return hose from the reservoir without risk damage. If you are doing this in the cold seasons or if the hose is old and very stiff, you might consider having a new one and cutting off the old hose. In my case I vacuumed the old steering fluid out by running the engine a short while and pumping out the old fluid from the fill opening. In about five cycles the fluid looked nice and clean. Still no leaks.

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1998 Dodge Dakota
| Posted by | (Baltimore, MD)

I ordered this to replace the power steering pressure hose on my '98 Dakota. It should be noted that I needed to use an 18mm wrench to remove the OEM hose whereas both a 16mm and an 18mm wrench were required to install this new hose. Though the thread sizes are compatible, the head sizes were different. Do yourself a favor and get a set of metric crowfoot flare nut wrenches. The hose seems to fit well with no leaks. I also ordered the Edelmann 80258 as a replacement for the power steering return hose.

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1983 Ford Bronco
| Posted by | (Fall River,, MA)

There are kits and then there are complete kits. This one has all parts you need to rebuild your steering box. It is bit of a project to do. But by far cheaper than buying a refurbished or a new one.

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2000 Jeep Cherokee
| Posted by | (Topsfield, MA)

Appears to be a direct replacement for my 98 Jeep Cherokee. OEM quality. Haven't yet used this (installing a new engine), but I don't foresee any problems when I do.

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2004 Ford F-350
| Posted by | (Strongsville, OH)

This part did the job and after replacing the old hose, and I didn't have any trouble with leaks after installing it. Be aware that taking the old hose off is extremely challenging on one end with the threaded fitting that seemed to have galled in place if you have had your truck for a while. I recommend cutting the old hose off right at the fitting. After that, I used a deep six sided 3/4" socket to remove the old fitting (it is a little larger than the fitting head which was an 11/16", but there was some metal that was still on the fitting which I had to fit the socket around). I tried using a small adjustable wrench at first so I could get that fitting out, but it never budged and all I ended up doing was almost stripping the head of the fitting until it was almost completely rounded off - so cutting and using the hex socket is really what I recommend. After that, use the steering fluid on the threads and dip all the o-rings you get in the fluid before putting them on to make sure they seal well. Getting the new line on where the fitting screws in at same place can be quite challenging but is not the fault of the line itself, it is just the way the parallel threads are made and you have to get it started with your hand. After the new fitting bites a little, I had to use the socket extension and a hammer to slightly tap the fitting so it would fully start to bite and start to thread correctly. If you have been using your truck for a while, just cutting and getting the old line out at the threaded fitting is really what is going to suck up most of your time. Good luck to you when you replace this line because it took me about 4 hours in all to just remove the old line. The Ford engineer that came up with this fitting needs to have their head examined. They should have used a swagelok type compression tube fitting instead of that flared threaded crap.

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1998 Ford F-150
| Posted by | (Piperton, TN)

There are kits and then there are complete kits. This one has all parts you need to rebuild your steering box. It is bit of a project to do. But by far cheaper than buying a refurbished or a new one.

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