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steering box lines HELP!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddybuddy, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. muddybuddy

    muddybuddy 3/4 ton status

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    hey guys, ive got a 2wd box from an older truck and i have it mounted into my 88 k5. i tried to hook up the lines, but the fittings are different. i went to the parts store, and one is metric and one is standard :mad: , also different sizes. they dont sell conversion stuff, so what should i do? they told me i could cut the line and put the correct fitting and double flair it myself. i dont really wanna spend soo much time on something so small:doah: has anybody else run into this problem? what options do i have?
     
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    i think what i did was, i got the fitting off the older p/s pump that matches the older box .
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    The one fitting on the back of the box is removable and can be swapped between pumps to match the steeringbox lines.
     
  4. muddybuddy

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    can you elaborate on that? im not sure i understand what your saying :confused: :o
    thanks:D
     
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    Mine was like that from a 94 suburban motor i put in my blazer. I went to a hydrolic pipe/hose store and got a high pressure fitting and that problem is over.
     
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    hmm ill have to check and see if i can find one of those around here
     
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    the return line is hose clamped to rubber hose to pump and bolted to frame. swap it over from older truck no problem. and just cut off oring end and get nut and 45 flair it on no problems . easy to do.
     
  8. muddybuddy

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    ya i was thinking about buyin a flair kit thing and doin it myself.
     
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    hydraulic hose + metric o-ring end(at box)

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    do you have a part number or something for the hydrolic hose? im lookin for the easiest way out. but if i have to make it myself then so be it :doah:

    did u jus go and get that hydrolic hose at the parts store, or a special store?
     
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    any place that can make hydraulic hose should be able to make one for ya. the metric O-ring fitting was seperate and I just used a flared junction(brass nut) to connect the 2. after re-reading you original post (somedays I wonder if I'm color-blind and I really do have blonde hair)

    for you it'd probably be easier to cut your '88 line and put a flared end on it. no matter what you'll need to do some cutting or get a 81?-'91 box.
     
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    Sure. The hose that is clamped on is not pressure. You can get the right end from any box (that will fit the truck frame) and run hose and clamp it. Easy.

    The actual threaded fitting on the back of the steering pump comes off. You pull that (and the valve) and swap them between the different year pumps. Thus, you use the same line for the pressure side that you did with the old pump.
     
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    I may try to do this. So what all will I remove and swap exactly? is it just 2 parts? Do need to teflon tape it before re installing? I can definitely just swap out my return line, and this thread gives me hope for reusing my old pressure line.
    thanks,
    James
    PS: thanks to pvfjr for finding this thread, and helping me on messenger.
     

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