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Hello!

I blew a power steering line on my 98 sts the other day. I is not the high pressure line or the low pressure line, however the one that runs from the rack under the car (something about a gear box line??). They (dealership/parts store) say this is a discontinued item and they can not get it. Due to this, I am unable to find one at a junk-yard either.... any help? Also, if I do locate one.. any idea the "hours" I will be charged for the repair? THNX!

Chris

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Short of going through my shop manual and trying to identify the hose and guess its OEM manufacturer, I would suggest that you get the part number and do an online search on it. Please post the part number and the description of the part from the dealer catalog here so that we can help find one. People here have recycling yard resources that have come through for people before and that is the first thing to try.

Looking at the power steering parts listings on RockAuto.com, I see that the hoses that they do list, other than AC/Delco, are Gates. Thus your hose is probably a Gates part. You might go through Gates to find a replacement if you can't find a used one.

The big hammer in this situation is to make one. Given the specifications, i.e. sizes and lengths of metal and neoprene sections, connectors and threads, etc. it's not too difficult, and some machine shops will do it for you. Most will want to have either the old one or the car on hand to make sure that the new part fits. Since this is going to be a lot more expensive than an off-the-shelf part, it's a last resort.

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Hello!

I blew a power steering line on my 98 sts the other day. I is not the high pressure line or the low pressure line, however the one that runs from the rack under the car (something about a gear box line??). They (dealership/parts store) say this is a discontinued item and they can not get it. Due to this, I am unable to find one at a junk-yard either.... any help? Also, if I do locate one.. any idea the "hours" I will be charged for the repair? THNX!

Chris

As Jim said, there will be aftremarket parts. Get the part number from the dealer to narrow the search. I have done such repair on my 4.9l engine (91 Seville) and it was PITA.

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Hello!

I blew a power steering line on my 98 sts the other day. I is not the high pressure line or the low pressure line, however the one that runs from the rack under the car (something about a gear box line??). They (dealership/parts store) say this is a discontinued item and they can not get it. Due to this, I am unable to find one at a junk-yard either.... any help? Also, if I do locate one.. any idea the "hours" I will be charged for the repair? THNX!

Chris

Thanks for your suggestions! The part is #2604 1912 ..."Steering Gear Pipe Kit" If you or anyone is able to locate this part, I sure would be thankful! Following are the 2 sites I found on the web, one does not seem to actually have the part and the other "may" have it but it will be a 30+ day delivery, the latter has a part breakdown. Also, looking at the breakdown.. is there any other parts I should buy to make sure this fix is complete, if ever I can get the part?

http://www.autopartsdealer.com/gm_performance_pipe_kitsgrshort_26041912-p1962080-p.html

http://www.compnine.com/index.php?u=1&year=1997&artnbr=GM06-172&artsfx=NULL&supplgroup=NULL&catcode=65O&modelcode=K&makecode=K&modelseries=EA&uid=1&modelid=1147577582&capuid=1&majorgroup=06&grouptype=B

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I don't turn up anything under part number 26041912. Are you sure that's the whole part number?

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If it is metal with a crimped on rubber portion, any place that makes up hydraulic hoses should be able to repair the line for you. If it is all metal, you can use brake line and a tubing bender to fab up a new line.

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Thanks for your replies!

No, it's a full metal line with flared ends/fittings. Yes, that was the correct part number (GMP-26041912) ... i left hyperlinks to the parts on previous post. Still not having any fun in Ohio :(

Chris

Attchmnt: *See item #25 in pic

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OK, I turned up this link:

There is a different part number for power steering without magnasteer.

I would just have one made up. Don't forget the O-ring(s).

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-- Click Here for CaddyInfo page on "How To" Read Your OBD Codes
-- Click Here for my personal page to download my OBD code list as an Excel file, plus other Cadillac data
-- See my CaddyInfo car blogs: 2011 CTS-V, 1997 ETC
Yes, I was Jims_97_ETC before I changed cars.

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