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Old 07-11-2018, 03:58 AM   #1
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Arg, this is frustrating!

Iíve had my Sprinter for 4 days. Iím driving it to the guy thatís going to do the conversion for me, from Fl to CA. I made it to Bakersfield, CA and the power steering went out on me.

Donít believe the promises the dealer makes about 30 minute service if thereís a dealer nearby!
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Old 07-11-2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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This whiny post probably belongs in the general discussions forum, rather than here... sorry.
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Old 07-12-2018, 01:58 PM   #3
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Is yours a cargo? I only ask because a buddy of mine took delivery of a cargo a few months back and had his power steering blow out on him as well. Make me wonder if the reassembly process in SC is not properly tightening the power steering hoses or something.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:21 PM   #4
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Fortunately for me I was about 3 miles from a dealership when it happened.

It was indeed a cargo, and it was simply a hose coming loose. I was back on the road in about an hour and a half. It probably took more time to clean the engine than reattach the hose. I can’t help but wonder if there’s something about the way I was driving it that would have caused the issue. Doesn’t seem likely though.

I was bent out of shape about on the side of the road, when I first posted. By the time the van was loaded on the trailer, I had my zen back. I’m a little embarrassed my first post on this form was so bitchy.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:51 PM   #5
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There is a recall for this. The dealer or you should install hose clamp instead of a spring clamp on the hose. I recommend that everyone do this to prevent this issue from happening.

Usually is lower hose that blows off.
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Old 07-14-2018, 02:34 PM   #6
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There is a recall for this.
That's interesting. The rep. that I spoke to in Bakersfield said there were no recalls. I'll look into this more for sure.
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Old 07-15-2018, 08:09 PM   #7
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I moved the hose right up against the flare in the pipe, even with the top hose, and reused the OEM clamp. Thereís a second permanent-style clamp a couple inches down the hose which seems a bit odd but I left it alone.

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Old 07-16-2018, 02:38 PM   #8
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Thanks for posting about this and for all who contributed. I just checked mine last night and found the lower hose about 1/8" further back than the upper one, almost exactly like the photo posted above by "keepmoving." Pushed the hose all the way forward to the barb, replaced the clip with a hose clamp, and now it feels much more secure.
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I'm so happy for this forum.
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Old 07-18-2018, 10:45 PM   #10
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I moved the hose right up against the flare in the pipe, even with the top hose, and reused the OEM clamp. Thereís a second permanent-style clamp a couple inches down the hose which seems a bit odd but I left it alone.

I did some thing but it started to move again after about two months.. I will replace with a screw type of clamp.
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