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Old 01-31-2010, 07:33 PM
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Thought my trans cooler was leaking but it is actually my steering fluid cooler that is all jacked up. The bottom hose insert on the cooler is corroded and is leaking slowly. I can replace that no problem, BUT, when I follow the lines to the steering column I realized the top hose is also leaking! Looks like someone jacked with it before and put a heavy duty zip tie on instead of a clamp. I'm confused on why it is leaking at the column also? Does that hose come off easily? Or is there a catch to it? I'm mechanically inclined but never messed with a power steering cooler or seen a leaking power steering hose going into the steering shaft. All help would be appreciated! I just bought the truck 2 weeks ago and not happy with this ordeal.

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Now is when I wished I had a shop manual. Too bad they are mega bucks!
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