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Power steering pump return line hose keeps busting. why?

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Was it replaced with the proper type of hose? If your using a generic hose it may not be able to handle the pressure of the pump and it could cause it to burst.

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

  • brian Dec 20, 2011

    no matter what hoses will break due to the heat and cold weather

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SOURCE: my power steering pump return

Are you replacing it with fuel line or oil cooler hose?

Posted on Jan 03, 2011

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Power steering pump mounting detail (3.0L engine)

  1. Disconnect and isolate the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the accessory drive belt. The belt does not have to be removed from the engine.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  9. Remove power steering fluid pressure line from the power steering pump and drain any excess power steering fluid.
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  2. Install the rear power steering pump-to-engine block support bracket. Torque the 2 support bracket mounting bolts to 40ft. lbs. (54 Nm). Install the nut to the mounting stud behind the pump and torque to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  10. Remove the power steering fluid return hose from the power steering pump.
  11. Remove the rear support bracket mounted behind the power steering pump to the engine block.
  12. Remove the 3 mounting bolts that secure the pump to the alternator/power steering pump and belt tensioner mounting bracket.
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