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Power Steering Lines

Need to know how to take off. Can't get a wrench in to loosen lines. Have proper wrench but can't get into space to loosen. Is there another way to attack and loosen.

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Use a 17 crow foot with an extension

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How to replace power steering pump on 1998 Volvo v70

Place the vehicle in park or neutral with the emergency brake. Let the engine idle. Raise the hood and remove the cap on the power steering pump reservoir. The cap will have a plastic dipstick on the end of it. Wipe the dipstick portion with a rag and screw it back down on the reservoir. Unscrew the lid and check the level indicated on a marked scale on the dipstick. The level should read at the top "Hot" mark. Low fluid level will cause the pump to whine. Fill to the appropriate level and listen for noise.
Inspect the condition of the power steering fluid with the cap off the reservoir. It should be translucent red and slightly thick to the touch. Brown, black or sudsy-looking fluid indicates contamination. Power steering fluid that has lost its viscosity (thickness) cannot properly lubricate the seals, bearings and vanes inside the pump, which will cause a high-pitched whine or squealing noise. If the fluid feels gritty between the fingers, it means rust, metal shavings and dirt has entered the reservoir.
Use a slot screwdriver to loosen the low-pressure rubber hose clamp on the bottom side of the power steering pump reservoir. Catch any drippings in a pan. Loosen the high-pressure metallic line nut on the power steering pump body with a fuel line wrench. Let the fluid drain into a pan. Remove the reservoir cap and use a used turkey baster to suck out all of the power steering fluid. Clean the inside of the reservoir with a rag wrapped around a screwdriver.
Reconnect the rubber low-pressure side hose and tighten the clamp with a slot screwdriver. Screw the metallic line nut on by hand and finish tightening it with a fuel line wrench. Fill the reservoir with new (manufacturer's recommended) power steering fluid to the top mark. Start the engine and listen for noise.
Test the tension and condition of the serpentine belt, or the individual power steering belt. The belt should not be cracked or contaminated with oil or power steering fluid. Clean the belt with alcohol. Adjust the (individual) belt for tension, using an end wrench to loosen the adjusting bolt, and a socket and wrench to slightly loosen the pump mounting bolts. Pry the pump outward with a screwdriver to tighten the slack in the belt. Tighten the adjusting bolt with an end wrench. Tighten the mounting bolts with a socket and wrench.
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92buick regal power steering lines,how to replace

You need to have this car on car lift to get this job done, it is better left to a local trusted shop. You will also need special tools to loosen the power steering hose fittings, they are called line wrenches. You can gain access to the factory repair manuals for a small fee that shows all the tools and procedures by going HERE

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  • Lift the front of the Camry with the jack. Put jack stands beneath the chassis to support the weight of the car. Take off the front wheels with the tire iron.
  • Unbolt the plastic apron seats on the inside of the fender wells with the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Put the drain pan underneath the power steering pump on the passenger side of the engine.
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    Where do I find a diagram to change the power steering pressure line hose in my 1990 Lincoln Continental?


    1. Disconnect negative battery cable.
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    3. Remove module bracket.
    4. Disconnect No. 6 spark plug wire to prevent damage to wire.
    5. Remove radiator fan shroud assembly.
    6. Remove top RH isolated radiator mount bracket.
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    14. Remove plastic strap attaching lines to transfer tube on the steering gear.
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    trace fuel lines from tank forward, there should be a cylinder shape object in the line with fittings on both sides.use 2 wrenches to loosen both sides. a flare nut wrench is best for the fuel line side (if available) make very sure you do not put undue pressure on the fuel lines as you loosen. simply place new filter in the open space and retighten the nuts

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    Rack and pinion went out on my 1997 ford taurus need to remove it

    will need jack stands and a tie rod pickle fork. jack car up and support it securely and remove front tires. unhook tie rods get a pan to catch power steering fluid and unhook the power steering lines.. recommend tubing wrenches for this .once lines are loose you will have to unhook the steering wheel shaft and then loosen the mounting bolts holding the steering rack to car.. recommend you have help as you lower it.

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    first Allow the engine to cool completely Make sure all connections have been tightened to the proper torque settings; power steering fluid pumps at an extremely high pressure.Apply penetrating spray to bolts, nuts, and hose connections Chock all wheels that are not raised off the ground. Don't forget to dispose of all used fluids according to local laws.
    First, remove the old pump. You may need to raise your vehicle. Use a jack to do this. For added protection, place a safety stand underneath that part of the frame. (Caution: always use extreme care when jacking up your vehicle and putting it on a safety stand.)
    If you are working near the battery, remove the negative battery cable. Remove any parts that might get in the way of pulling out the power steering hoses or pump. Drain the power steering fluid from the reservoir. To do this, you disconnect the feed and return lines and drain the fluid into a drain pan, or use a siphon. (You may need special "line" wrenches to loosen the lines if a regular wrench doesn't do the job.) Make sure to loosen the lines before removing the pump mounting bolts. To avoid possible combustion, take care when draining the fluid to avoid spilling it onto any belts or exhaust parts.
    Remove the power steering pump bolts. On some vehicles, you can loosen the bolts by placing a socket through the holes in the pump's pulley.
    You may be able to return the old pump for a core refund, so drain it completely of fluid and place it in the box from you new pump. To install the new pump, first install the pulley from the old pump onto the new pump, if necessary. Place the new pump in the proper position. If possible, attach return and feed hoses to the pump before bolting it in place. Install pump mounting bolts; torque to specification. (On V-belt models, tighten but don't torque the bolts yet
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    Fill system with new power steering fluid. Check for leaks. If there are none, place the lid on the reservoir. Reconnect the negative battery cable. Start engine; again inspect for leaks.
    You will need to "bleed" the system to remove any air. (Note: bleeding instructions vary from vehicle to vehicle. Check a repair manual.)
    Raise both front wheels off of the ground. With the engine running, slowly turn the steering wheel left to right, lightly touching the steering stop points. Check fluid level. Repeat in order to remove all air. After you are satisfied all air is out of the system, lower the vehicle. Job complete

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    if you replacing only lines for power steering you dont have to take out the belt but on other side of linens are very hard to disconnect from the rack and pinion...
    you have to lift and secure the front disconnect the lines from pump and fallow he lines and keep disconect the holders from the body when you rich the end you are right under the driver seat you will see the very little open space and you see the bolt that connects linen to rack and pinion you will need long wrench take it out..just take your time ..when placing the new line just make sure it seats good on place and you gonna need the bleed power steering system after changing the lines...
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