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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.

All the best

Sirswift93
 

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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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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.

Photos:

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

All the best

Sirswift93
I been trying to loosen the hydraulic hose and it is tight. How do you get it to loosen.
 

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I noticed that this Power Steering Pressure Hose on my Commander was in pretty bad shape last time I was doing some misc work under the car. It isn't leaking (yet) but it was pretty rusty and looked like it would start leaking fairly soon. I picked one up from the Pull a Part yard this past week. I'm going to look to swap it out and flush my power steering fluid in the next month or so.

But I wanted to see if anyone knew if they sold an o-ring replacement kit for this line?? I figured if I had the line out, might as well spend a couple extra dollars to replace the o-rings. The line I picked up had green o-rings on it, so I wasn't sure if they were something special?? Or is it as simple as getting a couple o-rings from the hardware store??

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Earlier this week I checked at the local dealership for replacement o-rings, they said these power steering pressure hoses were discontinued and they don't carry them any more?? Found that strange?? They also said that the o-rings are sold with the hose and just came with it, so they wouldn't have sold replacements anyway.

The dealership told me to check at NAPA. So today, I stopped there on my way home from work. It took them some searching, but they found the exact same size o-ring. And the replacement o-rings were also green!! As they were looking at the o-rings and searching for the right sized one, they said the ones on the line definitely were bad. So I'm glad I took the time to do some searching to get them replaced!!

Below is a copy of the receipt, in case someone needs it for a reference.


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Thanks for the info, @dar124 !

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