G6 Power Steering Hoses against exhaust-anybody else?
My wife's 2007 G6 GT convertible 3.9L, spewed power steering fluid onto the exhaust last Friday night. Luckily, she wasn't going fast (as she thought she had lost all steering) and the exhaust had not had time to reach operating temperature. Further investigation revealed that the power steering return hose was up against the exhaust pipe (the pressure hose had about 1" clearance)and had burned through. The return hose contains about 7 feet of metal tubing and one foot of rubber. Guess where the engineers designed the rubber section to be? Yep, apparently right against the exhaust pipe ( although I have a hard time believing anybody with and sense at all would do this). The only thing that has saved the hose for the past 5 years is a "foil" covered cloth(apparently flameproof?) sleeve. GM apparently had a TSB # 49764 out for cars, on the dealers lots, that may or may not have covered 3.9 L engines. Have any of you noticed a similar routing of your hoses? Maybe it's time for you (especially the 3.9 guys and maybe the 3.5 guys) to take a look in the interest of your and your passengers' safety. The two ps hoses are up against the firewall side down-pipe just below the pre-cat.
I belong to the Fiero Forum and an F100 forum, although I'm a "newb, " I 'd really appreciate any help you may have on this.