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1999 Mercury Cougar powersteering hose leak

My car is leaking power steering fluid from the high pressure hose right under the pump. According to my mechanic, the fluid is actually coming out between the fitting that screws into the pump and the hose, not from the fitting/pump connection. He bought a new hose, whilch did not come with fittings. The fittings had to be purchased separately and pressed on to the hose. The hose is very difficult to replace because he can't get to the steering rack side, without dropping the subframe. He has done this and installed the new hose, but it is leaking exactly the same way. Is there a trick or step that was missed?

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If that is the case the fitting is probably cracked and unless you replace that fitting it will continue to leak.

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