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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 03, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
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one of my Power steering hoses just blew and i have to replace it.
what i wan to know is this, do i have to bleed the power steering system when i relace the hose? if so how?
im not sure what youd call the hose i got to repace, i know there are 2 hoses one is a return and one is high pressure, im assuming the one im replacing is high pressure as it has the metal fittings and metal tubing attached to it.
any tips or suggestins for r&r would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 03, 09:36 AM
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The hose with the hex fittings is the high pressure hose. The other hose with hose clamp? is the return.

You could ask Advance, Advantage Auto or NAPA for a replacement. Or take your hose to a hudraulic distributor and have him replace the hose and use your fittings.

Love this -10*F wind chill to changeout parts. I'm certainly am glad I stayed in VA after the service for the warm weather rather than move back to Iowa.......No I'm not....

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 03, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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it was the high pressure hise i had to replace...i made the mistake of taking off the return hose after installation, and i watched the fluid shoot sky high, was kinda cool... any way its works like a charm now, except now i gotta get more fluis...


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I blew my HP hose last summer in a parking lot and what a mess that was all over the engine compartment and the tar lot too. I drove it home slowly, took the hose to NAPA and had it repaired, re-installed, filled with fluid, then a few hours cleaning up the engine, then went back with OilDry to clean up the parking lot where I unloaded it all.
That was a first for me too, but in summer.
Glad you got it fixed.
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Just replace the hose. Then raise the front end, start the motor and work the steering lock to lock several times. This will bleed out the air.

You'll need to check the level and top it off during the procedure. You'll know when the air is bled since the moaning will subside.

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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 03, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Its all done now, and what a mess it made...like i said i took the return line off while the engine was running...fluid shot out all over the place..the engine compartment is a mess now but its too cold to be worrying about that right now, the important thing is i got powersteering again, it was brutal trying to drive without it especially with those 16" wheels.
and it was inexpensive too, only $20 for the hose.
i did find a shortcut for removing the old hose. i took a hammer and chisel and cut the metal tubing right at the top of the threaded nut, allowing me to use a Socket and extension to remove it. that worked great especially since i didnt have a 5/8 wrench available.
God i cant wait for spring to come.


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Here's a good starting point just in case you guys give up on the cold.
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Yeah sure RUB it in why dont ya...lol
how bout sending some of that sunny weather over here to NY.



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Going down to -15 tonight here thanks for the reminder that there is a place that is warm.
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