disclaimer - I'm fairly inexperienced with mechanical repairs but trying to learn.
I have a bad leak in my power steering hose/fitting from the reservoir to the pump which i am trying to replace. It is the blue hose in the pictures which has a swivel elbow joint at either end - the leak is coming from the lower swivel joint where there is a black plastic sleeve. It is indicated as part #1 on the GM parts diagram
I am not too sure where to start with fixing this - I have not even been able to dissasemble the hose (which appears to be all 1 piece with the 2x elbows). Loosening the hex head (on part 22 on diagram) where it meets the pump doesnt help - it is still fixed. Does is come apart with a clip fitting at the swivel? The swivel elbows seem quite unneccesary and actually allow the hose to rub on the chassis causing wear. I am open to replacing with something fixed.
Hoping someone can help with suggesting how i should move forward with this - how to dissasemble or where to get a replacement part - people have suggested going to a hydraulic hose & fitting shop and just getting something custom made up?
GM parts diagram link: https://www.wholesalegmpartsonline.c...ct=2704627#001