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Power steering lines and O-rings

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Mastiff, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    On my 1983 steering box, what is the deal with the O-rings? Do I need them, and if so, how many? I installed a new steering box and it started leaking. The new box came with a little bag with like 6 O-rings in it. I put the little O-rings onto the ends of the hoses where they go in the box and I thought that cleared up the leaking, but just today I noticed a few drips on the box. /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif I can't tell for sure where the leak is from, but I'm thinking it's still where the hoses attach. Should I be using even some more of the O-rings? The other ones are bigger and I'm not sure where they'd even go. Do they go inside the box at the fitting point or something?

    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Should be one per line.

    Make sure you scraped out anything that was left over from the o-rings when you pulled the lines originally...they tend to come apart, wouldn't be surprised if part of one was still in there.
     
  3. R72K5

    R72K5 Banned

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    the o ring sits on very end of the line and is one per line, IE two rings per truck

    80 and later used this style of ends and yes you have to use them with o ring style hoses lol


    good luck
     
  4. Mastiff

    Mastiff 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the help.

    I noticed I got a couple little O-rings in the kit that are round like donuts, and another one that is the same diameter but more flat, like a band. Anyone know if that matters? I used the round ones on both lines so far.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif Now you got me wondering about why mine is leaking, but I didn't get any o-rings with my new hoses. Well going to slap some in this weekend though.
     
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    R72K5 Banned

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    use round o rings
     
  7. Mastiff

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    [ QUOTE ]
    use round o rings

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    Hmm. Wonder how I'm leaking then. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     

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