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Power Steering Pressure Line Fitting Failed

Good evening Commanders!

Changed the shocks, struts and springs all around as well as my two front axels and hubs two days ago; took it for an alignment and brought her home. Drove great! Then my son walks up to the Jeep to drive it, remote starts it and a small line breaks away under the Jeep and start spraying like a garden hose!!! Turns out it's one of the power steering pressure lines that connects to the Hydraulic Fan. It's a quick connect fitting that fails; the little wire clip that you would remove with a Jiffy-tite tool is missing.

My question is...where do I get this fitting? No one online has it but, I don't actually have a part number for it. If I purchase a new line will the line come with the quick connect fitting. BTW, what engineer would design a high pressure line with a thin wire circlip that is so fragile. I have also heard of dealsgios using picks to remove these hoses instead of the tool, which would weaken the clip.

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The left photo is the fitting removed. The right photo shows the line in question (top line) with a dust cap over it.

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I don't know where in the world you're located, so it's tougher to recommend a source.

Is that the end that goes in the fan "motor" itself?

I've seen fittings like that. Dorman sells several different versions to fit in radiators for the transmission cooler line fittings. But those are usually pipe threads on the threaded side. Yours looks like some kind of AN fitting with an o-ring.

That's the kind of fitting that isn't sold by the dealer parts channels separately. It's usually part of whatever assembly it's threaded into.

I would look for the sign "We make hydraulic hoses" and go ask at a place that handles that kind of stuff.

Or I'd find one in a parts yard. You might try Car-Part.com--Used Auto Parts Market and look for the assembly that it screws into, then start calling for the fan motor or whatever it's a part of. You might find someone willing to sell just the fitting, especially if they have a damaged fan unit from one with front end collision damage.

One other place to check would be Jiffy Tite. I'm pretty sure that's one of their fittings. http://www.jiffy-tite.com/contact.cfm has phone numbers and a link to a "contact form" web page.

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Thank you Racer. I knew the fitting needed a Jiffy-Tite disconnect tool but didn't think about calling Jiffy-Tite; ? I called Dodman but they don't have this particular fitting. My parts rep at Huntington, NY Jeep says he found the fitting part number under the Hydraulic Fan Motor assembly and ordered it for today; $18. I hope it the right one. I will post a follow up. I still cant believe these use this type of fitttinng on a Jeep; obviously too much flexing going on under there and the wire clip broke off and released the hose under pressure.
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Got it!

My part rep at Huntington Jeep NY is the Man!
Now does anyone know the torque requirement for this fitting which goes into the Hydraulic Fan Engine. Also the opposite end wich is a regular Hydraulic line fitting.
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Ok...didn't think it was in the service manual; as many things are not and sometimes they even have the wrong photos. Here it is...28 N-m or 21 ft.lbs.
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