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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-15-2016, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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P/S Hoses from AC-Delco Discontinued

I thought I'd post to the group if anyone was concerned and doing any service on their power steering system.

I'm in the process of having Lee Power Steering rebuild my OEM pump, and decided that it would be cheap CYA insurance (20 years old now with some surface rust, and God only knows about those crimp seals where hose meets line) to replace both the pressure and return lines while I have the system apart, and eventually refill the system with RedLine Synthetic fluid. I didn't want to have to crack the system back open, and lose some $20/Quart fluid).

That being said/written, I looked around a bit at the usual suspects for pricing and availability. I first contacted my local GM parts guy, and he told me that they are no longer available thru GM, and that's why I thought I'd post this.

Both are still available as aftermarket items, as well as AC-Delco brand. I found the best price with shipping (Including comparing to Amazon W/Free prime shipping), was to get both as AC-Delco units from RockAuto.

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ACDELCO 36370560 - Power Steering Return Line Hose Assembly
ACDELCO 36367690 - Power Steering Pressure Line Hose Assembly

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More and more it gets harder and harder to locate all the bits and pieces our cars require to get on down the road. I cringe when factory well runs dry as the aftermarket replacement parts are so cheaply made!
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More and more it gets harder and harder to locate all the bits and pieces our cars require to get on down the road. I cringe when factory well runs dry as the aftermarket replacement parts are so cheaply made!
Well in this particular case it's not the end of the world, as it can be (I assume, as I haven't looked at the availability of fittings involved) reproduced using AN fittings and stainless braided hose/tubing; obviouslly just a bit more work invilved with the latter.

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FWIW I bought the lines at Rock Auto and also was able to get the Gates "fill" hose also.

still running the reman PS pump

if it shiats itself I will have LEE rebuild it now that they are "back"

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A power steering hose could be made locally by a hydraulic hose shop without much difficulty. I'd be more worried about molded hoses such as those for the radiator.

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juniorwatson, how much is Lee charging to rebuild the PS pump?

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juniorwatson, how much is Lee charging to rebuild the PS pump?
I'll update the original thread once I hear from them. I checked tracking over the weekend, and it took a little while longer than expected with USPS to get it only half way across the country, but they did receive it, so I'm just waiting to hear from someone (I spoke with Steve on the phone regarding this) after they do some disassembly work to the pump I sent in.

FYI, the original thread Bill Harper started is here: Lee Power Seering Has Re-emerged

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As a general note, I received my two new lines yesterday from RockAuto, and I will happily give them praise in their packing/shipping department because the lines were packaged in an appropriately sized box with plenty of bubble wrap. They were packaged excellently, and arrived in perfect condition.

I got the Gates reproduction fill hose back when they were first available, and installed it when I put the reman pump on, so I'll be all good this time around.

As a note on the Lee rebuilding side, I received a call yesterday saying that they were in the process of disassembly on the pump I sent in, and that I should receive a call today with all of the details.

I'll update the original thread after I speak with Steve today.

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For what it is worth, almost all mid/major cities have at least one hydraulic hose fabricator. The hoses these places create are leagues ahead of anything to come out of GM, and they can replicate any line as long as you have the original - including the hybrid hard-line/rubber ones. More often than not, they're cheaper than OEM as well.


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For what it is worth, almost all mid/major cities have at least one hydraulic hose fabricator. The hoses these places create are leagues ahead of anything to come out of GM, and they can replicate any line as long as you have the original - including the hybrid hard-line/rubber ones. More often than not, they're cheaper than OEM as well.
I agree, but for the price of $24 approximately each, it's hard to beat that cost.

I was primarily concerned with the surface rust that was on each hose's aluminum tubing section. I've never dealt with an aftermarket hose fabricator, and don't know if they stock tubing to use in combination with flexible hose where required.

Plus I'm using the 9C1 hose with the wrap around back-and-forth tubing that is supposed to aid in the cooling of the fluid.

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