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Power steering with factory cooler?

KRAZIE87K5

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Hey all, my power steering in my Burb has developed a good leak. Seems like the leak is coming from the crimped connection between the rubber and metal hoses that make up the facotry cooler lines bolted to the bottom of the core support. I've looked around online to see if I could find a replacement, but I can't find them.

Anyone have an idea of where I could go for this part?

Thanks,
-Dan
 

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The local dealer couldn't find it for me (doesn't mean much). So I just chopped off the ends of the lines and got regular return line and used hose clamps. It seems to be working fine now.
 

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there is a place that make hoses for everything on the corner of wolf road and lake street in melrose park. if you want i can swing by there on the way home from workmand get the address and name.
 

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Thanks for the great ideas guys... but looks like my local Napa should carry it for just $16. I still have to verify that it has the cooler section included, but the guy claimed it had something like a 14" cooling grid... so lets just hope. If its right, I'll post up the PN.

-Dan
 

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Get yourself a trans cooler and some trans line and make a new cooler.

Use a stacked plate one like your trans has.
 

KRAZIE87K5

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Yea, for $100, that would be a good plan... however, if the STOCK UNIT is just $16... why should I spend all that $$$?

-Dan
 

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Yea, for $100, that would be a good plan... however, if the STOCK UNIT is just $16... why should I spend all that $$$?

-Dan

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No trans cooler costs $100. That one I bought for you cost about $60 and that's the biggest they make.

Not to mention that it'll work much better than any fin and tube POS.
 

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The factory unit is not finned at all, its just a few feet of alum tube bent into a grid. If its good enough for GM, its good enough for me on a STOCK vehicle. Even $60 is more than $16 last time I checked...

-Dan
 

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If it's the right part, I'm interested in pics and a part number. Thanks /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
 

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stock cooler is just a length of tubing yes, find them on third gen F body cars all the time, so if you have an 80 newer truck and need a cooler for cheap then snag one off a camaro or firebird, etc.
 

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Any word on the part number for the power steering hose / cooler? I had a minor leak in mine and used hose clamps last year. Every time it gets below 10 degrees the hose blows off-usually -20 degrees when it happens. In any event I have been looking for a factory crimped hose / cooler to put mine back to factory. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
 

KRAZIE87K5

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I went back to get it and found that all they had was the damn "standard low pressure kit" which ended up being a piece of hose with two clamps... /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
 
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