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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 01, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hey folks, hopefully you can help with this problem I am having. I just finished restoring my car, and after having it on the road for only about 300 miles, the power steering pressure hose cracked (the only hose in the entire car I didn't replace.) Well, I went and bought new pressure and return hoses, and went to install them. Thats, where I ran into my problem. I can't get the fittings at the steering box loose. I tried using penatrate fluid and everything. Any people had this same problem? Any advice? Thanks


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 01, 01:02 PM
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Dan -

Are you using a flare nut wrench or a regular open-end? The flare nut wrench will apply more torque to the hex without rounding it off. There's another option - if you're trashing the hose anyway, cut the tube just above the nut and use a 1/2" drive 6-point socket with a long extension and breaker bar to put more torque on it.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Sep 25th, 01, 02:06 PM
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I had the same problem, the 6 point socket trick John Z mentioned worked for me. Just try to crimp the metal line shut below where you cut it so the metal shavings don't fall inside (especially if you use a hacksaw instead of a pipe cutter).
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