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Old 12-18-2004, 06:11 PM   #1
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Can someone please tell me how hard it is to change the power steering hoses.
I have a leak in one of them that goes into the rack and pinion. :(
Looks like the one from the pump but I will probably change both. the car has the cooler for the steering also and it isn't cheep. $125.00 new oem Thanks
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I had to replace a leaky return line in mine. Being a cheap bastard, I wanted to take the one off of the parts car instead of buying a new one. They were different though and I wasn't sure if it would work. I went from this mess:
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It wasn't as bad as I thought for the removal of the leaky one. I thought I'd have to lift the motor because of the path it took under the crank pully and along the subframe but that wasn't needed. I did have to take a hack saw and cut the line so I could get a deep socket on the nut. My flare wrench flexed and opened rounding the nut. Since yours is leaking too, it wouldn't hurt to cut the line to just use a socket. I was able to remove the one from the parts car without much trouble. It cooperated quite well. I also borrowed a Snap-On flare nut wrench which might have helped with the removal.

Installation was simple and straight forward.

It does have a knuckle buster raiting of 5 out of 10 though due to the exhaust sheetmetal that is located near the nuts on the rack. Wear some gloves.
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Great write up Randman and advise.
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