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Power Steering Issue

I have no power steering, im assuming i mustve put too much fluid in a few weeks ago and today the cap on the power steering fluid reservoir blew off and fluid went everywhere. i know i need a new cap and fluid, but there was also a hose on the side of the resorvoir that came out. i put it back on and added more fluid but it leaked out through the opening that the hose went through. does a gasket need to go here? there isnt one at the moment, and im not sure what i need to do to fix this. Thanks in advance!

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You have two hoses,one is pressurized and the other is a return hose to the reservoir.The pressure hose will have flare nut fittings on both ends and the return hose should have a hose clamp at the reservoir nipple.

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I just had the same thing. There is a piece of metal that retains the hose in the housing (well not actually the housing, but the fitting that is still there) that disintegrated. I looked everywhere to find that metal piece. It is just not available. The hose looks fine and it is a shame to have to buy a new one because of that one piece, but it is the only way.
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how much does the hose cost?

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Ready for this? I think it was like $60.00 at bumper to bumper parts house. I know........it sucks!
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well i had to replace the pressure line on mine then the next day i lost the cap and now i'm losing power steering fuild and have no idea where it is going
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okay how do i tell which one is the return hose and which is the pressur hose? im assuming the pressure hose is the one on the side right?

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--280,000 Miles

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-2nd gen Wicked Wheel from Dieselsite
-Tony Wildman 6 Position Chip
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