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Wondering how to replace the power steering pressure hose it keeps leaking

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You'll have to drop the sub frame down a little to access the rack and pinion so you can loosin up the hose that goes from the rack to the pump.

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7. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the clamps on the power steering gear.
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1. Install the power steering pressure hose to the vehicle.
2. Install the power steering pressure hose to the clamps on the power steering gear.
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3. Install the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
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