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What a mess..

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by UseYourBlinker, May 7, 2001.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    Last night while driving to a nearby Target one of the power steering hoses came loose,and ended up touching one of the moving belts causing a rip in the hose. There was steering fluid everywhere. My question is what can I do to stop this from happening again??



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  2. freeforever

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    Get some good clamp downs and get some braided hoses...good ones tho...my friend has the braided ones in his ford and a hose came looses and hit the fan, it just skiped off and landed next to the fan shroud...just left a dent ! well hope that helps some :)

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  3. dyeager535

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    Your truck (80's right?) should have a hold down for both the power steering lines to the frame.

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  4. UseYourBlinker

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    Yes it does have a hold down. The problem was the line closest to the fan,the fitting backed out a little bit and moved the line in the path of moving fan belts.. The hold down was tight. Anyways the new line cost me about $26.00. I want to keep the lines clear of the fan belts in the future. Right now they are zip tied together...So far it has worked [​IMG]



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