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Q: 2004 Ford Freestar on 2004 Ford Freestar

Power steering fluid is leaking and I was told that the leak was from the pressure hose. My daughter went to Ford to purchase the hose for replacement and was told that they no longer make these parts. How can you have a vehicle on the road and not make parts for repair? What am I supposed to do?
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Ford still makes the part but they're currently on back order, Ford's supplier is overdue on the parts. The application for the high pressure hose goes through Jan, 07.

Here is something you can do if you're certain it is the high pressure line leaking. Many auto parts houses can make, or know of a hydraulic hose shop that can make a custom line for you. In most cases, you'll need to bring the old hose in so they can copy the shape and fittings. Most hydraulic hose shops are in the phone book as well, they just aren't listed under auto parts stores. hope this helps!
Thanks for sharing Bill! Great information, hopefully people can find the pressure hose they need (and hopefully the recyclers don't catch on to the demand). Hopefully Ford can get their supplier squared away. These days with lean manufacturing and low inventory levels, a manufacturer of anything can be crippled if their supplier gets behind
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