They used a couple of different designs. If there's a double flare on the end, that's where the seal is made and it has to be tight. Check around the lip to be sure there's no cracks in the flare. If the end of the tube is straight with a rolled ring about 1/4" from the end, those need an o-ring to seal, and the tube will usually not be tight. It can swivel unless it has a steel mounting bracket welded to it. Those should have a new o-ring installed each time they're reinstalled. If a new o-ring seals for a week or two, then starts to leak again, it may be a generic o-ring made of rubber that is not compatible with power steering fluid.
Sunday, January 26th, 2014 AT 4:07 PM