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This under the upper radiator hose on the drivers side at the end of the shaft, is it any reason its difficult to replace?

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The part with fluid all over it is the steering gear box. Where's the fluid coming from? Most likely it is coming from a leak in one of the P/S hoses that attach to it. Find the source of your leak and post back.
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The part with fluid all over it is the steering gear box. Where's the fluid coming from? Most likely it is coming from a leak in one of the P/S hoses that attach to it. Find the source of your leak and post back.
So the steering box will leak because a hose is leaking? Ima try to check it out before the day is over.
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So the steering box will leak because a hose is leaking? Ima try to check it out before the day is over.
If its the high pressure line.. Yes.. Fluid will pour out if the hose has a split. Or an O ring blew out. (o rings under the flare nuts)Sometimes the steel lines rot out as well. Clean it all off.. Then look for a leak. You wont find a leak w/ a mess like that. Remove all the air intake tubing to get a better look.

To replace its a bit involved but you can do it... Getting acess to the high pressure line is the hardest... (Remove the alt and you dont have alot of room to turn a wrench + remove the line) At the box its easy. If the nuts are stuck on, Just cut the hard line and use a socket. Replace both the low and high pressure hoses at the same time.. Even if only one or the other is leaking
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If its the high pressure line.. Yes.. Fluid will pour out if the hose has a split. Or an O ring blew out. (o rings under the flare nuts)Sometimes the steel lines rot out as well. Clean it all off.. Then look for a leak. You wont find a leak w/ a mess like that. Remove all the air intake tubing to get a better look.

To replace its a bit involved but you can do it... Getting acess to the high pressure line is the hardest... (Remove the alt and you dont have alot of room to turn a wrench + remove the line) At the box its easy. If the nuts are stuck on, Just cut the hard line and use a socket. Replace both the low and high pressure hoses at the same time.. Even if only one or the other is leaking
Thanks, i wish i could find my haynes manual, but im going to go ahead and replace both the lines and see what happens, because i can barely get to the lines right now, it will probaly be easiest to just to replace em and go from there, Where do both the lines run?
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Thanks, i wish i could find my haynes manual, but im going to go ahead and replace both the lines and see what happens, because i can barely get to the lines right now, it will probaly be easiest to just to replace em and go from there, Where do both the lines run?
Gates replacemets will prolly run ya 40 45 for the set... I used them. Nice hoses. You will have to reuse your high pressure sensor so dont throw that out

The lines are easy to get to once you remove all the junk around them. I unbolt the ABS pump bracket too.. 1 nut, 2 bolts.

The biggest PITA is the line at the PS pump put its dooable. Put a bar on flare wrench, Give it a good crack and it will come off. Yall see the line when you look down above the AC compressor.. Once the alt is out you get a better view

Wipe all that crap off the box before you buy lines. The box has some seals and gaskets that COULD blow out
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Before you go replacing anything, make sure the nuts are tight. I had a leak from the gear box as well.... just turned out the return line was not tightened. Couple turns of a wrench and my problem was solved.
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Before you go replacing anything, make sure the nuts are tight. I had a leak from the gear box as well.... just turned out the return line was not tightened. Couple turns of a wrench and my problem was solved.
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Well i started work about two weeks ago to get my car back on the road for the first time since last april. Finished both my power steering lines, changed the tranny cooler line that was leaking, My new wires came in from innovative wiring, New battery yesterday, and it suppose to snow tonight and tommorow when i finally was suppose to go out for a spin, Well i guess ill spend tommorow cleaning out my interior and trunk of tools, and finish trimming my new carpet correctly.

Will i experience any problems with driving with the egr hose not hooked up other than mpg? My block off plates wont arrive until the middle of next week.
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