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post #1 of 3 Old 06-28-2004, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Power Steering Hose

I had a power steering hose pop off of its fitting yesterday while towing the boat.

2000 4.7 GCL, tow pkg.

5 miles from hitching up the boat, and after cresting a hill, my rear and side view mirrors filled with thick white smoke. It looked to be coming from everywhere, engine, rear diff., tires, boat.

I stopped & saw the problem was not water, tire, brakes or trans. (and was instantly relieved).

The little Jesus clip on my power steering unit hose popped off of the fitting.

Since I had the boat, I also had a set of hose clamps and PS fluid handy and after 10 mins and swearing around hot motor parts, I was on my way again.

I have some questions:

1. Can I leave the hose clamp fitting on or do I need to replace it with the (cheaper) Jesus clip that has no adjustment?

2. Setting aside the possibility that the hose was not on all the way, or that the spring (Jesus) clip wasn't on right, etc....What would have caused the hose to come loose? Is a blockage or abnormally high pressure possible? (In other words...NE 1 else ever have a similar problem?)

3. That fluid created quite a mess. It even sprinkled the back of the jeep and boat with fluid. What are the properties of this fluid and do I need to do a cleaning on the engine compartment to prevent corrosion or other bad things from happening? (trust me, I'm thankful it isn't flammable...)

4. There's a second PS hose with this sort of clip on it. Should I put a hose clamp on it too?


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post #2 of 3 Old 06-30-2004, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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I left the screw-down hose clamp on, got some engine cleaner and went to town on the engine.

It cleaned up nice and pretty.

Do I check the fluid level with the engine running?
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Engine off, wheels straight when checking PS fluid. Also be sure to use the right temperature level. There should be a warm and cold.

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