How did you deal with the clap on the frame that has the two hoses going through it?I did.I have two lifts in my garage but was too lazy to pull the cars off the lift so I figured I would give it a try on the ground.
First I lined the engine bay under the pump and hose with oil pads.
Next I syphoned the reservoir with a vacuum brake bleeder,then disconnected the hose and syphoned the entire old hose.i did cut the hose halfway down in order to get all the way to the pump.
Finally I loosened the oil tank and gently slid over the oil tank(some blue tape and microfiber towels to protect) to be able to remove the tension clamp on the hose at the end of the pump.
No mess just a couple of drops on the oil pads.
Will go out today. I would advise changing it ASAP. The hoses are deteriorating from the inside out. All the contaminates are being washed through the entire P/S system. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions. (586) 292-2788 Thanks, RichThanks for taking the initiative to source this hose Richard. Mine still looks to be in good condition but I just sent you by PayPal $307 for one to use when/if the hose needs to be replaced in the future.
Hi, return hoses are still available?Owners of 05/06 GTs need to check the power steering return hose going into the bottom of the PS reservoir. It is the larger of the 2 hoses. If it feels greasy or just plain nasty, it is deteriorating. Rich Brooks of the GT Garage and I have changed some, but at this point Ford no longer services this hose. We estimate that most 05/06 GTs will need a replacement hose. While we have not seen any complete failures, it is reasonable to assume that may be an issue at some point. Now for the good news. Rich and I have secured replacement hoses. I will have 80 - 100 hoses at the upcoming Rally 13 in Scottsdale, and more will be available through Myself or Rich.