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Yesterday i made the bit trip from Sacramento CA, to Bend Oregon. Once in the safety of my driveway, i go to back the truck up and park and all the sudden BAM! Made me jump in my seat i cough me off guard. Tried to move the steering wheel and i couldn't even budge it with out rolling.:eek:hnoes:

turn off the truck and pop the hood and found the power steering line from the pump to the gear box blew and got fluid all over my truck :doh:



:please:Luckly i was able to get the the parts store that had the replacement line and got it all fixed that night. was cold out about 32* compared to Cali being is the 50's or higher.

was wondering if this is a known problem or maybe a first. let me know
 

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Same thing happened to me few years ago. Remember these trucks are far from brand new, say around 16 years old. Pretty good for original parts.


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crazy! mine blew on Sunday! was driving from killdeer north dakota to dallas, Oregon. mine blew in portland, OR on I5. had to drive 30 miles, but got a hose and put it on. same hose and same spot!
 

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wow crazy, glad you could get it fixed on the fly like that jason.
 

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Very common problem on these trucks. My 97's blew about 6 months ago. Cheers!
 

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Definitely not an enjoyable experience. I lost brakes and steering coming into a 25mph turn at 40mph (vacuum pump blew a pulley and shredded the belt) last year. Almost crapped myself from pulling on the steering wheel so hard trying to get around that corner.
 

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^same here last summer With a Horse trailer behind me. Thank someone for electric trailer brakes.
 

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Note to self - replace power steering hoses just 'cause. :hehe:

This is the third instance I've read about on here this week. This just made my list.
 

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haha everyone check the powersteering lines! :laugh:
worried about the vacuum pump know... at least i know what will happen, love my hand shaker for slowing down :p
 

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haha everyone check the powersteering lines! :laugh:
worried about the vacuum pump know... at least i know what will happen, love my hand shaker for slowing down :p
:hehe: No joke, man.

I replaced the vac pump on mine a few months back. Pulley started squealin' so I just got rid of it.
 
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