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PS Pressure Line Leak!

Discussion in 'Stock 1991 - 1994 Explorers' started by MistahYebba, July 13, 2015.

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  1. MistahYebba

    MistahYebba Active Member

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    Hey guys!

    My stock PS Pressure Line was spraying fluid all over the place... so naturally, I got a new one and replaced it.

    The new one has been working fine for about a week now... but it just developed another leak!

    Luckily, this leak isn't from a tear in the rubber hose... it's actually leaking from right above the nut connecting it to the steering rack. (is that what it's called; please quote me and correct me!)

    Use this pic for example...

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    It's leaking RIGHT ABOVE THE FREAKING NUT!!

    So I tried to tighten it.. and it's as tight as can be!

    What's the issue?

    O-Ring cracked or faulty?

    Will teflon tape fix it?

    How could a brand new hose leak?!

    UGH!
     
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  3. natenkiki2004

    natenkiki2004 Blue Bomb!

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    Shouldn't be an o-ring in there, it's a flared tube with a NPT nut. It should simply tighten until the flared part of the tube is firmly seated against the port of the steering box.

    I'd loosen it up and take a look at the mating surface. Could be that it's cross-threaded. I know when I did mine, I had a helluva time making sure the steering box end were going in right.
     

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