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You need to first diagnose what is leaking. Most power steering leaks are in the pressure hose but not always. Pressure hoses will have screw on fittings and return hoses will usually just have spring clamps or screw type clamps on the end of the hose. Pressure hose most likely, return hoses 2nd, failing rack and pinion assy 3rd and pressure pump last. If its leaking from the bellows on the end of the rack and pinion the you will need a reman unit. Presure pumps are also remanufactured if thats what you need. hoses are replaced with new hoses or standard return hose for the return line.
No, no, it just can't. Only power steering fluid goes in and out of the rack and pinion. Transmission fluid travels through the cooler lines (a supply and return line) to the radiator or a separate cooler in front of the radiator. Check again. Is it transmission fluid or power steering fluid? Transmission fluid may be leaking onto the rack and pinion.
Disconnect battery ground cable. Remove engine Air Cleaner (ACL) . Disconnect electrical connector in back of engine cooling fan motor. Remove radiator fan shroud. Disconnect constant control relay module harness from headlamp harness and place constant control relay module on top of engine to provide accessibility to power steering lines. Remove wiring harness guide retaining screws and position guide aside. Remove screw at power steering hose bracket. Remove anti-rattle clip. Remove plastic strap retaining tubes to power rack and pinion steering gear. Remove power steering pressure hose at power steering pump. Remove power steering pressure hose at power rack and pinion steering gear.
Remove power steering pressure hose from vehicle. Reverse procedure to install new hose.
Fill and bleed power steering system.
RETURN TURN LINE GOES TO THE LEFT OF RACK PINION AND HIGH PRESSURE HOSE GOES TO THE RIGHT OF RACK PINION.LOOKING AT POWER STEERING PUMP HIGH PRESSURE HOSE THICK HOSE SCREWS INTO POWER STEERING PUMP.WHILE LOW PRESSURE HOSE HAS A HOSE WITH A CLAMP THE LOW PRESSURE HOSE HOOKS TO TOP OF POWER STEERING PUMP.LOW PRESSURE DONT SCREW INTO POWER STEERING PUMP IT IS HELD IN PLACE BY A HOSE SMALL CLAMP.
There are 2 lines that service the rack and pinion. One is the high pressure line from the output side of the power steering pump, and the other is the low pressure return line to the power steering pump.
Just determine if it's the output or return line and go to your local auto parts store.
It might not be a bad idea to also pick up a vehicle specific repair manual for precise instructions on how to bleed the lines, etc.
Shouldn't be any problem at all....just a little messy from spilled fluid.
There are only two that go from pump to the rack and pinion. The high pressure hose, which has partial metal line with high pressure hose crimped to it and the return line which is mostly just rubber hose with some regular clamps to hold it to the metal part coming out of the rack and pinion.
is the unit for tha modle year ? is it a universal or oem replacement? the shop you got it at should have the matching lines, how ever if time is agance you try a hose building centre they may be able to provide an adaptor to match your hose