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Old 10-17-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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Power Steering Hose

I bought my truck with drop bracket lift in the front, and this caused for a little customization in the power steering lines. The very last piece of the high pressure line was curved, and then a custom hydraulic hose was placed between it and the piece it used to attach to as an extension.

The only problem is that now the original toyota fitting on the right of this http://i.imgur.com/8FFqu.jpg photo is now worn out and pisses out fluid to the point where I can't keep the system full for more than a minute.

I've tried to find someone to just make me a custom line with a 90 fitting on the end and the fitting I need on the other end but NOBODY is willing to make me a power steering line due to liability. Somebody else MUST have been in a similar situation.

I haven't been able to use my truck for 2 months for fear of ruining my power steering pump Please help!
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #2
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Hi, I have the same problem did you happen to find a solution to your problem??
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:37 PM   #3
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ok, dumb question here but why not replace the bad fitting for now from the guys on here selling parts trucks they strip and there must be a fitting adapter of different length hose (like from a tundra) to give you the slack you need.
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Old 11-24-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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I bought my truck with drop bracket lift in the front, and this caused for a little customization in the power steering lines. The very last piece of the high pressure line was curved, and then a custom hydraulic hose was placed between it and the piece it used to attach to as an extension.

The only problem is that now the original toyota fitting on the right of this http://i.imgur.com/8FFqu.jpg photo is now worn out and pisses out fluid to the point where I can't keep the system full for more than a minute.

I've tried to find someone to just make me a custom line with a 90 fitting on the end and the fitting I need on the other end but NOBODY is willing to make me a power steering line due to liability. Somebody else MUST have been in a similar situation.

I haven't been able to use my truck for 2 months for fear of ruining my power steering pump Please help!
If you are talking about the fitting that enters the steering rack, it's a flare fitting with a replaceable seat known as a "union seat". The seat is brass and usually wears out before the flare or gets lost altogether.
The seats (2) can be seen in this pic of a disassembled rack control valve sitting inside the thin o-ring. Just something to check for.
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Let me guess you guys have fabtech kits don't you??...I have been down this road many times. I have literally changed this piece out five maybe six times!! Apperantky they finally updated the part its held for quite a while now....I always had the shop that installed the lift warranty the problem though. Otherwise I'd get ahold of the company and tell em what's up...


Whelp I see its you stated its your OEM connection that is giving you fits, so I guess I never had that issue. Mine was the aftermarket piece that have me fits!!
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The fitting I need is the fitting pictured in the first post, I wasn't aware the fitting was stock. It came on a piece of hose that seemed to be an extension that came with the lift kit. If the case is that the part is stock I would just go pick one up. Can someone confirm that the price is stock?
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The fitting I need is the fitting pictured in the first post, I wasn't aware the fitting was stock. It came on a piece of hose that seemed to be an extension that came with the lift kit. If the case is that the part is stock I would just go pick one up. Can someone confirm that the price is stock?
Ah I though the op posted it was his OEM fitting. But in your case as was mine you gotta go the the manufacturer and they should hook you up specially if its fabtech. Cause the part was updated so they knew there was a problem with it.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:35 AM   #8
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I am not sure if the pictured fitting is original or not, if the part is original with that bend on it I can just go get one from Toyota or an auto wreakers. I haven't been able to look on another persons taco yet. If anyone on here can confirm that this is an original fitting ease let me know. It is the last peice that screws into the stem on the rack.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:50 PM   #9
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bcomptaco; I've got the answers to your questions.

http://www.pscmotorsports.com/motors...or-toyota.html

This piece threads into the hole on the rack. Then you've got something a LOT more common on the rack. I have a tight 90 degree fitting attached to about a foot of flexible line connecting it to the other fitting (the stock location of the piece which was probably straight at one point). I also have a basic bracket on the other end of the hose which bolts to the tranny I believe to ensure nothing hits the U joint. To ensure that the fitting doesn't get messed up when the rack moves on the bushing I had to notch out an extra quarter in of the original metal. I'll try and take some photos tomorrow for you.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:53 PM   #10
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Oh, and unless something has changed, PSC doesn't ship to Canada directly via their website. I made up what I wanted to order - took a screen shot and emailed it to their sales team and the guy took care of it that way for me.
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:34 PM   #12
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As I stated, I'll take some photos tomorrow in the daylight.
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Old 11-26-2014, 05:23 PM   #13
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Man the more pictures you have the better!!! Thanks so much for responding I appreciate it greatly.
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OK, so after a few days of rain I finally made it outside in some dry weather to take some photos. It turns out my setup was different than I had remembered correctly. It is still the same adapter as posted above, but it is a swivel 90 elbow attached to it instead of a 90 on the hydraulic line. This is because the hard 90 is a thinner piece and I did not need to remove as much metal to make it fit.

First photo - low pressure return in front of the high pressure line. You can see how the high pressure line is further forward and fits past the rail.



The fitting from behind:




Now this is the photo from above. You cannot see the adapter which sticks out of the rack as a male connection as the swivel 90 almost entirely engulfs the "nipple" which sticks out. Again you can see the "recess" that the fitting fits into. I had to remove about 1/4-3/8ths of an inch of metal here from the cut mark which would have been made when the drop bracket lift was installed.



Last photo shows the entire setup. You can see the little bracket which is just a small 1/8th piece of steel with a bolt into a random hole onto the tranny. The other end is attached to the hose by simply passing the 2 ends through before tightening them together.




I wheel my truck pretty hard, and this has held up extremely well. Having the swivel 90 there works as a failsafe as well. Instead of the rack shifting on the bushing causing the fitting to break it simply loosens it up, you'll be leaking fluid but it takes 30 seconds to reach under and get a 17mm spanner on it and tighten it back up. If you were wondering I've had this in place for close to 2 years now.
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Did you find the fitting, I am looking for the same one and having no luck
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Old 01-24-2015, 06:05 AM   #16
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Did you find the fitting, I am looking for the same one and having no luck
No, I did not. Read the previous posts to find out my solution to the problem. It has been working fine now.
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