Jack of all trades, Master of none
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Holly Springs, NC
Will this work?
Ok, so I have a bad power steering fluid leak. This weekend I finally found where it was coming from. There is a metal hose that screws into the rack on the passenger side and goes across and up to the pump. This hose was rubbing against another hose and it rubbed a hole in it. I called the local ford dealership and they called it an intermediate L rack hose or something. Anyway, it will take a week to get here, plus I have to go pay for it in advance.
Well, last night I tried something. I unscrewed the hose from the rack, and where the hole was I just finished the job. It was ready to break either way and it was so bad I couldn't drive it anyway. So, I go some fuel hose and a few hose clamps and made a patch and hooked it back up. The clamps held, but the hose popped. So, my local Autozone has some cut to length power steering hose rated at 1000PSI. With this hose and a couple of really good clamps, do you guys think this will hold me over for a week or two till I can order the part?
Has anyone done this or something similar that works? With the cheap hose I flared the metal hose, and had the rubber hose go about 6 inches beyond the flare, then put two hose clamps on either side. Like I said, it seemed to hold, just the hose gave out. Any suggestions, I really need my wheels back?
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