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I've replaced the power steering hose twice as it leaks out

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I've replaced the power steering hose twice as it leaks out at the fitting. but it still leaks. This is an oem product and should work. but doesn't. I'm stumped
JA: Do you have the right gauges for a pressure test?
Customer: I have a 2005 cadallic cts
JA: Are you fixing your CTS yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I bought the power steering hose as this is where the leak was coming from, and it still leaked at the fitting. so I thought it was defective and got another one, the same thing is happening.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: that's it
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Cadillac
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 9 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** you tell me if it is leaking at the pump or at the steering gear?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
It is leaking at the fitting. Where the line bolts to the pump.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
the line part it's self not the bolt
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 9 months ago.

Sorry for the delay in getting back with you. If the line is tight and it is still leaking around the line then the problem is the pump. When these are tightened together the line is compressed against the flare in the pump. If the flare in the pump is warped then it will never truly seal. You are going to need to replace the pump also. If you need more help please let me know. Also, did the line come with a new seal?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
there was a new seal
Expert:  FIXITMAN replied 9 months ago.

If there is a new seal and the hose is new and it still will not seal then it is the pump. The fitting in the pump warps and keeps the hose from sealing.

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