Single point steering gear hydraulic connection

  • US 7,032,500 B1
  • Filed: 08/27/2004
  • Issued: 04/25/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/2004
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A fluid flow assembly for a power steering system, comprising:

  • first and second hose assemblies each disposed between a pump and a steering gear, said first hose assembly providing pressurized fluid from said pump to said steering gear and said second hose assembly returning fluid from said steering gear to said pump;

    a bracket configured for connecting said first and second hose assemblies to said steering gear, said bracket including;

    a first portion defining a first aperture through which one of said first and second hose assemblies extends;

    a second portion defining a deformable finger extending from said first portionsaid first and second portions defining a first notch formed in a perimeter of said bracket and configured to receive another of said first and second hose assemblies wherein said second portion is deformed after insertion of said another hose assembly to retain said another hose assembly within said first notch.

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