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My wife and i were driving down the road when i noticed the steering got tight and when i looked i noticed that the power steering hose had been dragging the ground and rubbed a hole in the hose,i noticed there was plenty of hose left so i cut the hose before the worn hole and ran the rest of the hose back up to the metal fitting with no problem at all ,but it keeps popping off everytime i give the vehicle gas would the length of the hose matter when it come to pressure? we drive a 2001 chrysler town and country thanks for any help im stumped

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Of course the hose is going to pop off! It's under a lot of pressure and heat! By design, the power steering hose, connectors, and ferrules are pressure fitted together (called crimping) by using a hydraulic press.

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Either go to your local parts store (NAPA, Pep Boys, Auto Zone) or parts department of the Dodge/Chrysler dealership and purchase & install a new hose.

You may have even burned out the entire hydraulic servo system.

Better yet, I strongly advise having a certified ASE mechanic check out the entire system; and let them install the new hose since the power steering system will have to be bled.

Lives depend on it.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013

Testimonial: "lol john i understand that the system is under pressure,so understanding why its popping off is not the problem,however i am simply installing the hose exactly the way it was installed before no crimping of anykind was ever on the hose just a simple pressure clamp which i reinstalled after putting the hose back on the fitting , while i appreciate your help if all your going to do is talk down to me please keep your comment to yourself thank.by no means is this my first time under the hood of a vehicle"

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    John Dec 28, 2013

    Corky, I was not talking down to you and there is nothing in my reply to even suggest that I was. I am conveying to you the seriousness of your dilemma- and since I am offering you the adviice, I take what I convey to you (as I do with others) the same serious attention that your query demands. I will not in good conscience tell someone it is okay to continue to do something foolish when your safety and life is at stake; or even the lives of other driver's who can get hurt should you lose control of your car because of steering problems! I believe that there is an awesome resposibilty in offering advice, morally and legally. BTW, just because that's the way the hook up was done before, doesn't necessarily mean you have to repair it the same way again. Isn't that why you posed the question for help in the first place? There are too many recalls in the automotive industry due to poor engineering or defects in workmanship at the cost of human life and limb. No hard feelings on my part for you accusations of claiming I talked down to you. If you want more help, I will be more than happy to oblige you. Peace.

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