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How do i tighten the powerstreeing line that goes thought the nut ? it was keaking and i tighting it but the tube end will still move around and leak

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Good day. sir you may have a powersteering hose prolem, it may be to wear and needs a replacement so it can be fitted tightly, it will surely work. have a nice day

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Yes there is a nylon seal on the line that needs to be replaced, line supposed to turn but seal is bad

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