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Power steering lines/leaking pressure hose

So i've found out that a powersteering line is cracked/bleeding fluid externaly. Unfortanetly I've removed the pump, alternator, belt and a bracket that holds the line in place...

While the car is running the fluid streams outa the injured line, thus I concluded it was the pressure line itself that needs replacing.

Problem: The pressure line that I bought from Part source... starts out looking identical, yet when I look under the car at the rack an pinion, the connectors that all lead into the cylaniode for the pressure line... is a different size?

Ex,So on the old pressure line, lets call the begining connector that goes into the pump itself Nut A, and the end connector Nut B
The hole on the pump where Nut A goes we'll call Reciever A, and the hole where Nut B goes Reciever B.

Now if we take the new pressure line, The Nut A fits Rec A, but it's a different nut, Nut C, and Nut C doesn't fit into Reciever B

Old
A=A
B=B

New
A=A
C=B????

are their different lines for the power system pressure line for a 95 windstar 3.8??
Or am I looking in the wrong spot

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If it looks identical then you may have the wrong line. Take the one you bought (I assume online) and the injured line to a parts store if available, or if you have the part number try to look it up online some sites have detailed pics of parts. If ends of lines are different you may have taken an adapter off that should not be off check old line to new. If it just a power steering line it should be no problem just to change the line. I suspect you may have received the wrong line.

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