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I'm not sure how to proceed with the replacement of my power steering hose. The power brake booster may be in the way. I have the 6 cylinder model. There was a definite leak (it was easily visible after removing the hose loom). I bought a new hose, but am having trouble finding exactly where to begin.

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  • dannyprsns Aug 07, 2009

    Got the Haynes, and as usual, the book barely touches on my problem. They show pictures/diagrams etc. of models/years that are not mine, and have no bearing (ie. they look nothing like what I'm seeing under my hood). It looks like I'll get to go pay to have this done. Its a chinese riddle though. How can I do this when I require the car to make the money I need to fix it. The Haynes manual has helped me zero, and I bought it the day I picked up the car. Absolutely useless.

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Go to discount auto and purchase a haynes manual-they show just about everything-or go the library under 629 auto there are chilton books etc

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How do I change a 1996 Chrysler concorde power steering hose?


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1. Turn front wheels to straight-ahead position. Disconnect and isolate negative battery cable. On 3.5L engine, disconnect throttle cable from throttle body and cable bracket. On all models, remove wiper arms from wiper arm pivots. Remove 6 screws, cowl closure panel and weatherstrip as an assembly. 3. Disconnect air plenum from throttle body, PCV air tube and idle air control motor. Remove air plenum from right side of vehicle. Disconnect wiper module wiring harness. Remove wiper module from cowl panel. Remove power brake booster vacuum hose from intake manifold. Position hose aside. 4. On 3.5L models, disconnect and remove air inlet ducting to throttle bodies. Remove vacuum supply hose from power booster. Remove 2 nuts and remove brake master cylinder from power booster, with hydraulic lines connected, from power brake booster. Carefully position master cylinder against left shock tower. (REMOVE brake master cylinder only if it's in your way) 5. Remove P/S pressure hose and return hose from P/S gear. If equipped with speed proportional steering, disconnect electrical connectors from solenoid control module. Under number 5 above, only remove what you have to get out of your way, in order to remove the line that's leaking. If I remember right, the low pressure line comes off first. You may need to remove that big solenoid control module thing also, if it's in the way. A big crescent wrench I think is what I used on it. Or maybe it was a small crescent wrench with a large jaw.... Don't over tighten it when reinstalling. These things don't go in very tight. Neither do the lines. If in doubt, look up the torque spec on them first. The solenoid, I just put in a hair past snug. It didn't leak.

The pump side of the pressure line was a bear to get off of there. I finally cut it off. Then unscrewed part of the pump and the piece of the power steering line that was left hanging out. Put it in a bench vice, and wrenched them loose there. Put it back together with the new NAPA hose, and it works, and hasn't leaked a drop. Good Luck to you.

I know the numbering isn't quite right. That's because I borrowed this writeup from a post regarding power steering rack replacement, and edited it up to fit your situation. If you google the power steering rack replacement, you may find the torque specs for the power steering lines there. But you'll still have to use your arm as the torque wrench....

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Step by step instructions for replacing brake booster on a 1999 Toyota Camry


its my pleasure to answer your question how to replace the brake booster :
1 With the engine off, step on the brake pedal several times to relieve the brake booster of vacuum.
2 Press the brake pedal down and start the engine. Verify that the brake pedal sinks slightly. Turn off engine.
3 Remove the vacuum hose from the brake booster.
4 Remove the brake lines from the master cylinder. Remove the master cylinder from the brake booster. Plug the fittings to prevent brake fluid seepage.
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Have you checked the master brake cylinder reservoir for brake fluid loss?

I don't suspect the master cylinder as you have replaced it... but am more suspect of a leaking brake line or fitting which should have
been discovered when you had the system bled.

The only time I ever had a rear brake problem with a 2500 series Chevrolet was due to seized rear brake caliper guide pins...as your calipers are also new that is not your problem.

If your brake pedal feels spongy and travels to the floor board you have air in the system, a brake fluid leak or a failure in the power steering system, such as a broken hose, broken power steering pump drive belt, or failed pump, would result in a loss of pressure to both the hydro-boost and steering.

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Lingo is o.k., but I think you may be confusing power steering with power brakes. Power steering has no master cylinder (brakes do) and no power booster (brakes do). The power steering pump is mounted on the front of engine and run by the fan belt or the serpentine belt. The p/s hoses are 2- a pressure line and a return line, and run from the pump to the steering box or to the rack and pinion steering gear.
It just sounds like you have a brake fluid leak at the master cylinder. If it is, you need a new or rebuilt brake master cylinder.
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2002 Cadillac Escalade is leaking power steering fluid from what appears to be a weep hole on the bottom of the hydraulic brake booster. Does the entire booster assembly need be replaced or is there a...


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We have replaced everything to do with the brakes, vacuum booster, master cylinder, etc. We have done a complete bleed and still have no pedal when we start the car. Any ideas


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#1) Check and make sure your Power brake boosters Hose is not Cracked or just not a tight fit going to Intake.

#2) Since you Have Rear Drum Brakes You might have left to much Brake to Drum Clearance==Ajust rear Brakes out to Just give you good clearance to slide Drum Over Brakes.

#3) Check all your Brake Lines for Possible leaks.

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