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Re-using Worm Clamps on fuel lines.

When re-using worm-drive hose clamps (especially small ones) be sure to flatten inner end to outer band after unwinding, this would otherwise cut into hose as soon as you start to close the clamp.

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Gas leak at hose inlet to carb

Hi, Andy if you have enough length cut an inch off the leaking hose end and secure it with a worm clamp otherwise replace the hose. Good luck and have a nice day.

Jul 31, 2016 | GAS Motorcycles

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how do I remove the inner clamp (the one on the drum side) on a Bosch SILENT & QUICK 800 front load washing machine

use small screw driver look and see if the 2 ends r held with small spring or screw if spring use screw driver like tyre lever

Feb 24, 2015 | Bosch Washing Machines

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have anyone out there ever change inner tie rods on a1995 honda odyssey?,if so simply explain,THANKS

Procedure on replacing the inner tie rod ends:

1) Raise and safely support the vehicle.

2) Remove the front wheel/tire assembly.

3) Clean the steering rod between the steering boot and outer tie rod end lock nut with a suitable penetrating lubricant and a clean cloth or shop towel.

4) Loosen the outer tie rod end locking nut 1/8 turn.

5) Loosen the steering boot clamp(s), and slide the small clamp off the boot.

6) Carefully loosen the boot and slide outward off the steering rack and onto the shaft to expose the inner steering rod mounting fastener.

7) If necessary, position the inner steering rack shaft in or out to allow for additional access.

8) Relieve the steering rod nut locking tab from the inner steering rack shaft, then loosen the steering rod ball socket nut 1 turn.

9) Matchmark the tie rod end to the threaded shaft.

10) Remove the cotter key and castle nut from the outer tie rod end threaded spindle, and using a tie rod end removal tool, remove the tie rod from the steering knuckle.

11) Hold the tie rod with a wrench, and remove the outer tie rod end from the threaded rod, counting the number of complete turns it takes to remove the tie rod end from the shaft. Write the number of turns on a piece of note paper.

12) Remove the tie rod end lock nut from the threaded steering shaft.

13) Slide the steering rack boot off the shaft.

14) Remove the inner steering rod ball socket nut from the inner steering rack shaft.

To install:

1) Inspect the tie rod end for looseness, and the steering rack boot and tie rod end boot for cracks deterioration or damage and replace as necessary.

2) Clean steering rack shaft and apply a light coating of Genuine Honda Power steering fluid as necessary.

3) Apply a medium strength locking agent to the threads where the inner steering rod ball socket mounts. Use a new locking washer and a new stop washer, and install the inner tie rod onto the steering rack shaft.

4) Tighten the inner tie rod end fastener by 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm)

5) Peen the lock washer over the nut or onto the flat surface of the steering rack shaft.

6) Apply silicone grease to the outer circumference of the inner tie rod end ball socket, and onto the groove just outside of the socket.

7) Apply silicone grease to the inside of the small end of the steering rack boot, and slide the boot over the steering shaft and onto the rack and install the boot clamps. If the boot has air hose fittings make sure they are installed as removed.

8) Apply a light film of an anti-seize compound onto the threaded tie rod end, and install the tie rod end lock nut.

9) Install the tie rod end onto the tie rod, turning it in exactly the number of turns it took to remove it.

10) Install the tie rod end following the tie rod end installation procedure.

11) The balance of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

12) Check the front end alignment and adjust as necessary.

Sep 10, 2012 | 1995 Honda Odyssey

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The hose that goes from the block to the waterpump sprung a leak. I'm a woman and I cant take all that stuff off and I cant afford to have someone else do it. I went to Napa and they sold me a 2 3/4" long hose thats real stiff. How do I get the bad hose off and that new stiff one on? Theres not any room hardly to get it on, it don't bend its too thick and stiff. This is a 1994 Toyota Corolla 1.6 ltr

the good part is there are only 2 clamps you need to remove and put back, the bad part is they can be a bear. loosen both clamps,, on the old one you can just use a cutter ( box cutters work great for this,) and cut the old one enough on both ends to pry it off with a large screwdriver. now for the replacement ,, cut the new house ( if needed ) to the length of the old one,, use some Vaseline on the edges of each end, bend the hose in the middle and slide the new one on, it might take a couple of tries.( be sure to put both hose clamps on the hose especially if they are the squeeze type on the hose before you install it.. I always replace the old clamps with the screw tight ones just because they can be installed even after you fight to get the hose on) good luck,, glad to see that your trying this on your own. more people need to do this. Please take a moment to rate my reply Thanks

Apr 28, 2011 | Toyota Corolla Cars & Trucks

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1999 ford falcon futura change steering rack boot

To replace the boot first you have to remove the outer tie rod end form the spindle asembly. You will need a pair of wire cutters to grab the cotter pin that holds the nut in place. After the nut is removed whack the spindle where the tie rod goes into it with a ball peen hammer and the tie rod end will pop right out. Do not hit the tie rod end on the threads or you will have to buy a new one. Now you have to seperate the outer and inner tie rod ends. There is a nut holding the two tightly in place and a notch in the inner tie rod end to put a wrench on so the inner will not spin when you spin off the outer tie rod end. Mark the threads before removal so you can put it back where it was adjusted before. Loosen the nut and spin off the tie rod end. Now for the boot. There are two clamps on the boot you need to remove a small clamp and a large clamp. With the wire cutters grab these clamps and wrok them off. The new boot will come with new clamps. Always replace the clamps. Now just slide the boot off. You will need to remove the lock nut to change the boot so make sure you mark the threads on the inside so you do not wipe the mark off when you remove the nut. Now just reverse the process to reassemble. Be sure to put it back where it was adjusted before. Make sure to use a new cotter pin. When you reinstall the nut back on the outer tie rod end it is important to tighten it about one turn past snug and line up the cotter pin hole by tightening the nut do not back off the nut to align the cotter pin or it will come loose and ruin the spindle. Not that was not so hard was it. Thanks for visiting the site.

Nov 19, 2010 | Ford Futura Cars & Trucks

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