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What causes power steering fluid leak and pressure hose to expand?

What is causing power steering fluid to leak and power steering pressure hose to expand making steering very difficult?

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The most common reason for soft and swollen hoses is from fluid contamination. Perhaps a fluid other than power steering was added to the system. This would also explain the loss of steering assist. Replace the lines and fluid.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

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It seems you have a leak in your power steering system. If the pressure hose is expanding, then you need to replace the hose. It is getting soft and may be the cause of your leak. The hose has an "O" ring where the hose enters the power steering box under the hose nut fitting.
You can isolate where the leak is by cleaning off the power steering box with a spray brake cleaner, etc.
Then you can determine where the leak is. The power steering box can also leak where the steering shaft on the bottom of the box passes thru seals.

Posted on Aug 06, 2014

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SOURCE: replaced power steering hose 1500 chevy pickup

Maybe got an air lock/bubble

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SOURCE: Power Steering Pressure Hose

unable to loosen lower part of power steering pressure hose

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SOURCE: high pressure power steering hose leak 97 chevy 4x4

Very simple and no special tools. Take your time and put some rags or a oil pan underneath it and wrench away!

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SOURCE: power steering leak

If you live in a rust belt state.Check power steering line going to steering rack it have rusted through causing the fluid loss

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SOURCE: Leaking radiator fluid but not from rad., pink fluid, no hose leaks

A fluid leak that is pink and/or red colored is usually either power steering fluid or transmission fluid. I recommend checking both. You can check the power steering fluid when the car is off. However, the transmission fluid should be checked with the engine warm and idling in neutral. Have someone else step on the brake or use the parking brake and block the wheels while you're measuring the transmission fluid level.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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