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Power steering line

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudbog42, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. mudbog42

    mudbog42 1/2 ton status

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    Does anyone know of a good way to get that pressure line off on the power steering pump to replace the hose? There's like no room for any play with a wrench. I heard that there is a special tool used to get it loose??(86 K-5 , 350):doah:
     
  2. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    2 ways..

    It is a bear to get at!--but if you use the right wrench,its possible to do it without removing the pump..but its only held on by three or 4 bolts,and it comes off fairly easy..sometimes loosening all the pump to bracket bolts will allow the wrench to fit,without taking the pump right off..

    I usually cut the old hose right off at the fitting on the pump--then use a 6 point socket,or box wrench to remove it..just like I remove old brake lines..you can usually sneak the new hose fitting in ,and tighten it with a wrench enough so it wont loosen or leak without taking the pump off ,or loosening all the bolts..

    I made my 86 305's P/S pump fit the original pressure hose for a 250 six by using a 6" peice of 3/8" brake tubing bent to a 90 degree angle,and a 3/8" flare coupler/union --I was able to install the tube and pump as a unit,then easily thread the hose into the coupling..if only GM had designed it that way!..:doah: :crazy:
     
  3. Rolled

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    You are supposed to use a line wrench for those fittings.

    If yoy don't have room, which you should, just pull it. Its easy...
     

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