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Old 05-22-2017, 12:50 AM   #1
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high pressure power steering hose

I replaced the power steering gearbox on my 72 Jimmy, and got new hoses for it too, but the high pressure side hose, the flared end that goes into the gearbox is about 1/2" too long, or at least I say that because it's not low enough to for the clip that holds it to the frame to fit over it. I got it from AutoZone. Where can I get one that is the right height? Or do I have to cut it down and flare the end myself?
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Old 05-22-2017, 07:40 AM   #2
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There is a member on the truck side that sells them in stainless steel should be the same as Jimmy. If you can find it let me know I will look for it.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:30 AM   #3
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I think I see what you're talking about - PICKMUP, but $98? While that's probably a good deal, the one I got from AutoZone is only slightly too long for about $20, although I did only get the pressure hose. I mean, I got some return line, but that was only bulk hose because no one had the right fitting, so I just cleaned off the old one.

I wonder if I could bend it further without kinking it?
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Old 05-22-2017, 11:52 AM   #4
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I would just bend it.
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:14 PM   #5
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I bought one from NAPA that was higher than the orig. on my 72 C-10...just bend it & it will be fine.
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Old 08-29-2017, 01:51 AM   #6
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Thats a Napa product, I can recognize the packaging. I have the same problem with it, It rubs up against my inner fender well on the thin wall side of the tube.

I had to remove my inner fender well, flare out the section where it turns down then reinstall the whole thing while fighting rusty nuts, broken nuts and everything else.

So far Napa has given me a new replacement, tube flaring tool, cutting tool for the next one I install. I am a bit perturbed to say the least having to redo it again. Uggh, NAPA! I can just imagine the ensuing failure resulting in an really bright engine fire.
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Old 08-29-2017, 09:14 AM   #7
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The fitting is too close to the bend to be able to flare it. Why re-engineer the wheel when you can just bend the damn thing.
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Old 08-30-2017, 07:46 PM   #8
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I am about to bend Napa's ear on this first then I will really get around to the bending!
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Old 09-03-2017, 02:16 PM   #9
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Re: high pressure power steering hose

So, I bought a "simple" tubing bender, one from AutoZone (or O'Reilly, don't remember which), that only had one arm, and slightly less simple one from Harbor Freight that had two arms, but neither had replaceable dies. I couldn't get the tube to fit on either of them, the bend was too close to the flare for them to fit. So I wound up screwing it into the steering gear and pushed it down to the frame so I could get it under the clamp, and that worked fine, didn't kink it or anything.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:44 AM   #10
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So this is what mine looks like in a C20 application. Those jerks@^$#^! at Napa think they have every outsmarted by making a generic hose to cover multiple applications.

After doing extensive research it seems more than just Napa is doing this. I know what I will be doing in the future. Friggen BS NAPA.

N.A.P.A. = NOT A PERFECT ACCESSORY! Everything I get from them has some type of issue, whether it be brakes shoes, thermostats, brake drums. I just keep stuffing it back up their A$$!
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So this is what mine looks like in a C20 application. Those jerks@^$#^! at Napa think they have every outsmarted by making a generic hose to cover multiple applications.

After doing extensive research it seems more than just Napa is doing this. I know what I will be doing in the future. Friggen BS NAPA.

N.A.P.A. = NOT A PERFECT ACCESSORY! Everything I get from them has some type of issue, whether it be brakes shoes, thermostats, brake drums. I just keep stuffing it back up their A$$!
I am not defending NAPA or any other parts seller, but you have to remember...these trucks are almost 50 yrs. old....how many of these power steering hoses do you think they sell ?? Certainly not enough to tool up another part # that has a smaller bend and charge the same price !! As stated before.....just bend it & it will be fine.
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