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Old 06-18-2019, 02:58 AM   #1
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Default Power steering return hose oem part #

Does anyone have the oem part number for the return hose? My truck is a 96 hardbody 2wd 2.4. I can get the pressure line no problem but cant seem to find the return line. Thanks in advance!
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Old 06-18-2019, 03:20 AM   #2
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I just took a look at the aftermarket part and it doesn't look like it has any sharp bends in it. One thing you can do is get a few feet of transmission cooler hose and cut it to fit. PS fluid won't hurt it and these use transmission fluid for the power steering anyways. NAPA sells it and I'd guess it's either a 5/16" or 3/8" ID hose. The return line isn't under much pressure so regular hose clamps will work fine for holding it on.

Full disclosure: I actually have manual steering but I've used it for replacement trans cooler and PS return lines on other vehicles without incident. It's good stuff.

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Old 06-18-2019, 03:23 AM   #3
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I just took a look at the aftermarket part and it doesn't look like it has any sharp bends in it. One thing you can do is get a few feet of transmission cooler hose and cut it to fit. NAPA sells it and I'd guess it's either a 5/16" or 3/8" ID hose. The return line isn't under much pressure so regular hose clamps will work fine for holding it on.
I was thinking that but i wanted to get the oem hose with all the bends and keep it one piece
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I'm having a hard time finding it myself. Some of the websites list it as out of production. FWIW I think the trans cooler line will probably flex enough to work, if you decide to go that route.
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Rock auto sells the hoses.thats where I got mine
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Mine rusted out where the clips held the metal line against the frame by the tire. I searched and searched and could not find one so I simply cut out the bad and used a rubber hose and some clamps and works like a charm.
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That line is a low pressure return. Any fuel grade line should be fine as long as it is oil resistant.
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