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power steering hose ** UPDATE 1/18 blew a line

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by NEK5, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    alright i got the idle problem fixed....all set...the hose that went to the EGR valve was junk....but now i have another problem....when i was swapping in the new steering box one of the lines was real bad but didnt leak so we left it...well today when i was stepping in the engine compartment i must of step on that because when i turned the truck on to see if the idle was set...and i jumped out i saw fluid on the ground...looked in the engine bay and saw fluid coming out of that aluminum hose and i can feel a crack in it..... :mad: :mad:

    so how hard of a change is it??

    the horrible arrow shows where it cracked

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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    is the end of the aluminum hose flared??? would i be able to cut out the section then reflare it?
     
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    Cheap and easy, buy a new one.
     
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    its easy....thats what i want to hear.....where does it connect????
     
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    One end screws into the steering box, the other end screws into the back of the pump. I put one on our '94 Sub a few months ago in about 10 minutes and paid $20 for the new hose. :)
     
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    paid $10 for hose....went from pump to cooler....pretty easy
     
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    Alright, last night i blew a power steering hose, and it happens to be the same one I already replaced..

    My question is, I`m almost positive its the pressure line, but i just want to make sure....

    it goes from the box to the cooler, or some hardline under the radiator?
     
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    ttt
     
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    You piad $10 that was a cheap hose.
    Buy the $20 hose it will last longer :D :haha:
    Seriously if you blew it that fast it was either a defect and I would return it or a bad quality and i would buy the best they have, maybe a goodyear.
     
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    If that hose goes under the radiator it is the pressure hose and it is going to the factory PS cooler.

    What he forgot to mention is that it is 15* outside and the truck was outside so i'm guessing the fluid frooze and when he started it the pressure burst the hose. That or a defective hose. I was PMing with him last night so i know more than most people who are only reading this post.
     
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    so the pressure hose should have two screwed ends on it??

    when we replaced it last time, we hose clamped it onto the piece of hardline
     
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    which is the biggest hose of the two??? I just went out and looked, and the bigger hose goes from the box to the PS pump? isnt that the pressure line???

    if it`s my return line, can i just re clamp in onto the hardline??? me and my buddy just inspected it, and nothing seems to be wrong with the hose??

    Also, when i popped the hood, the fluid was milky/foamy, so that would mean it was low and/or had water/condensation in it, right?
     
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    well,its only the return side, so i`m going to check for damage, then cut and reclamp the line....
     

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