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Power Steering High Pressure Line Quick Disconnect Leak

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by ViperDad, Aug 26, 2014.

  1. ViperDad

    ViperDad Viper Owner

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    Any experiences to share on doing this repair? Calls for tool 8875 to pop the line free, any issues? Called local Chrysler in Hickory NC, had no clue on the tool.
    Max
     
  2. Steve-Indy

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    Call Tom Sessions...also in NC...He's a very experienced Viper Tech.
     
  3. malcoll

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    If you buy the fitting (probably $75ish) you can cut the old fitting off and install the new fitting... or you can reach out to one of our vendors here an they will send you a new line with redesigned fittings...... I went route #1... and have not had a problem with the repair in almost 1,000 miles.....
     
  4. Dan Cragin

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    I have had lots of trouble with the replacement hoses and fittings, having multiple fail. You can buy aftermarket hoses for cheaper, that will never have an issue.
     
  5. Allan

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    These fittings are 'quick connect' :)

    'impossible to disconnect' :(


    but sometimes 'come apart' at the most inconvenient time :mad:
     
  6. Doug Supercharged Vipers

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    We have the ability here to replace just the leaking fitting on the existing hose. We charge our customers $129.00 which includes the new quick connect fitting -- one end only.

    Regards,
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  7. ViperDad

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    Looks like the other crimp-on to the flex hose is also experiencing some wetting. Going to yank the line for closer inspection and to possibly get a better view of the quick-disconnect component. Will see how much of a hassle the line going to the cooler will be. Doug, I like (relative term) doing my own attempts. It gives me a better understanding of the machine. I've cut my teeth on the likes of my 72 XKE V12 so I'm prepared to take the abuse on my 06.
     
  8. Allan

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    Oh. :rolleyes:

    You're gonna 'like' this one. :smirk:

    I rock an 06 also. :2tu:

    Have hassled with the steering line a few times. :mad:




    Sucks. :crazy2:
     
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  10. ViperDad

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    A further look into this begs the question of why Dodge would route the pressure line in such a long path. This thing travels from the top of the pump across to the passenger side, drops down and returns towards the center to couple with the cooling fan area. I just don't get the excess footage when it could be dropped directly from the pump position to the fan? I'm asking because I can see where a much more direct line can be fab'd with consideration to the engine flexing and the fan being a fixed point.
     
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    I don't mind the line routing and length.

    I just don't like having to replace the line because the fitting at the pump leaks.
     
  12. malcoll

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    The fitting was $75ish... took about 5 minutes with a dremel cut off (one wheel) to cut the old fitting off and then 30 seconds to put the new fitting on. Then about 20 minutes to get the dang fitting threaded back into the top of the pump... but the entire job was like 45 minutes and $75 of parts........
     
  13. ViperDad

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    As I noted, in my case the leak is also starting at the metal/hose crimp and signs at the cooler disconnect end too. I just need to know if the tool pops these things apart easily before getting it. I assume that the o-ring can then be pulled and replaced and simply popped back in place. I tried removing the line from the cooling fan and gave up because of the awkward stresses being exerted. I was able to do it on the pump and it was a bitch but do-able.
    The quick disconnect concept creates a flex point much like a ball joint and I think if that could be fitted with a collar the o-ring would survive much longer. If I get this done I'm going to make the collars to lock it in place.
     
  14. ViperDad

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    A little confusion here. I got the job done and discussed the details of the effort by starting a new post but for some reason it didn't post. In any case, I expect a much longer lasting unit. The key was observing that there was a lack of a polished finish at the o-ring/taper interface.
     
  15. Allan

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    Your other post is up.......and has been.

    It seems as though I'm the only one the sees it.
    :dunno:
     
  16. ViperDad

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    Allan, yah, strange but end result is that the job went very well in spite of the tight spaces with the Paxton in place. Once you know that the old fitting is cut off and the new one pops in, it becomes a real easy job.
     
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    so is it both lines that leak or just one?
     
  18. MoparMap

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    For me it was just the main line from the power steering pump to the fan module. I bought a kit that was both lines and was just about to install the other one, but liked the factory one better because it routed nicer and it wasn't leaking so I figured why bother replacing it if I don't have to. I have the new hose just in case still though.
     

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