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Old 04-07-2016, 11:46 AM   #1
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Steering Fluid Leak

I just bought my Hurricane 34F three weeks ago and I have a power steering fluid leak. The RV dealership said it was a Ford issue and that I would need to take it to a Ford service center for repair. The Ford service guy looked at it and said that the leaking hose, which later I figured out was part # 3A717, seemed to have a bad crimp at the top fitting. That all made sense, but the next thing he said was that the hose had apparently been modified by Thor. I checked with Thor through my RV dealership and they said that was definitely a Ford part. I don't understand this grey area. My plan is to go to a different Ford service center and try again.

Has anyone ran into an issue like this before?

Thanks!
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:21 PM   #2
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Our 2015 ACE had a power steering leak and Ford found the problem to be a bad power steering pump. Fixed at no charge which was good a $1200 part. Jim.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:06 PM   #3
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Wow! I'm glad they covered the cost for you. The hose I need costs $58. Hopefully that's all I need. Should be covered by the warranty anyway.
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Old 04-07-2016, 01:29 PM   #4
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I just bought my Hurricane 34F three weeks ago and I have a power steering fluid leak. The RV dealership said it was a Ford issue and that I would need to take it to a Ford service center for repair. The Ford service guy looked at it and said that the leaking hose, which later I figured out was part # 3A717, seemed to have a bad crimp at the top fitting. That all made sense, but the next thing he said was that the hose had apparently been modified by Thor. I checked with Thor through my RV dealership and they said that was definitely a Ford part. I don't understand this grey area. My plan is to go to a different Ford service center and try again.

Has anyone ran into an issue like this before?

Thanks!
For some, not all, Ford dealers, that seems to be a standard answer. "It's their fault". Others have fixed Thor issues and did not charge me. Power steering is obviously part of the chassis and there should be no reason that Thor should have touched it. But... you never know!
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Old 04-07-2016, 02:14 PM   #5
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Agreed. I feel like the Ford service tech just didn't want to deal with it after taking a look. I'm hoping the next Ford location will be more helpful.
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:14 PM   #6
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I have a Thor Gemini 2017... just sprung a power steering leak without warning... looks like it came from a reservoir connection. Any one experienced this yet? Doe it take general Tranny fluid?
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Old 09-11-2018, 09:53 PM   #7
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I would try another Ford dealer, one that works on medium duty trucks.
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:05 AM   #8
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I have a Thor Gemini 2017... just sprung a power steering leak without warning... looks like it came from a reservoir connection. Any one experienced this yet? Doe it take general Tranny fluid?
Itís a Ford engine and transmission. The correct oil and fluids should be in your Ford manual that came with the RV. It should be a Ford problem to fix.
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