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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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Power steering hose

Ok,
i get my 6637 conversion done, and man it made a big difference. seems to run smoother, and much better.
anyways, i get it done, and the passenger up pipe gasket, and go for a test run, get on it and blow the damn power steering hose out of the fitting in the pump! truck gets hard to steer, so I pull over and see the actual fitting just hanging out of the pump like it came unplugged, so I stick it back in by hand, and limp back home. Now remember the threaded part is still in the pump, just the hose unplugged from its threaded fitting.
I run to advance and get another hose. I take the old hose off, and I can't for the life of me, get that hose barb to come back out of the fitting. I have the hose off the truck, but hell I stuck it back in by hand and couldn't get it back thru with a hammer after I took it off. Anyone ever had one come apart like that? I could understand if it wouldn't have just pushed back in, but it went in like nothing, very light pressure, and now trying to find out what happened it won't come back apart.
Very strange.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 03:09 PM
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Re: Power steering hose

That hose design sucks mine is real loose. Might have galled together .

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Re: Power steering hose

I used to always keep a spare in my truck. If I turned sharp to the left or right ( can't remember which way it was) it would blow it off. I think I would be turning hard all the way and hit the stop and the pressure would blow the hose out. Never had the piece stay inside there though.

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Re: Power steering hose

There is a pressed in metal threaded port in the reservoir body that is part of the reservoir. A male thread swivel nut that is part of the hose assembly needs to come out. Don't know why its not coming out...

Do not count on that tube end staying in the swivel nut. I agree with Al that its a very crappy design. Mine finally gave it up (fortunately in the driveway) and I just replaced it last week. Changing the hose assembly is a PIA and I also did the return/cooler line at the same time....

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Re: Power steering hose

Mine blew out in the Homey Cheapo parking lot. The fitting blowing off from the pump is common.

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NAPA hose replacement is rumored to be better than the Ford hose.
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Re: Power steering hose

well the one I bought from advance seems to be much better. the end kind of looks flared instead of the stock one that looks to be just stuck in there.
I can't believe that someone hasn't figured out a fix for it. maybe like a flared hose end with the same threaded fitting.

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1996 Ford F350 4x4 Crew Cab PSD
6637 tymar
285-75-16 BFG All Terrains/Weld Wheels
3:55 gears
Automatic with billet convertor, tugger and alto discs
New Gearhead Tunes:
1 heavy tow
2 stealth mode
3 tow/econ
4 street perf
5 all out
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There is a pressed in metal threaded port in the reservoir body that is part of the reservoir. A male thread swivel nut that is part of the hose assembly needs to come out. Don't know why its not coming out...

Do not count on that tube end staying in the swivel nut. I agree with Al that its a very crappy design. Mine finally gave it up (fortunately in the driveway) and I just replaced it last week. Changing the hose assembly is a PIA and I also did the return/cooler line at the same time....
I probably didn't explain it well enough, but the threaded port in the reservoir body is still in there, its the threaded part that is on the hose itself I was referring to.

Did you guys just push yours back in also, and refill, or get a new hose?

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1996 Ford F350 4x4 Crew Cab PSD
6637 tymar
285-75-16 BFG All Terrains/Weld Wheels
3:55 gears
Automatic with billet convertor, tugger and alto discs
New Gearhead Tunes:
1 heavy tow
2 stealth mode
3 tow/econ
4 street perf
5 all out
6 high idle
1.0 housing
exhaust
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Re: Power steering hose

Take out the threaded part and get a new hose assembly. I paid about $45 for both supply and return assemblies. Plan on some time to get access to the steering box connections. I removed the ac comp, vaccum pump, and the whole accessory bracket on the drivers side (with steering pump still attached).

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Re: Power steering hose

I work at oriellys I will order one up and see what it looks like.

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