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I have been leaking power steering fluid for a while but just found the source of the leak this afternoon. There is a hose that I do not know the name of that goes from the steering box and curves up and around to the power steering pump. I wish I knew the name of the hose.(maybe pump pressure hose) It is the hose going under the other 2 hoses....
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When you turn the steering wheel the hose will contract and expand. Well the fluid was squirting from the seams in the hose. I took a pic with my camera and took it to the parts store and ordered it up. I am now in PO-DUNK Texas. (Beaumont). I was in Orlando Florida. I plan on replacing the hose myself but I wanted to get some opinions before I started this venture. Is there anything I need to know ahead of time or is it pretty straight forward.
 

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Well it's easier if you are a Gibbon. Only thing to say is that you should plan on losing some amount of steering juice, so buy some extra.
 

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I just did this a couple weeks ago. Yes it's the high pressure hose. Yes you will loose brake fluid so be prepared with another quart.
If I remember correctly the nut on the line on the steering box side is 16mm? And the nut on the pump side is 14mm?
I think i also had to remove another line/nut on top of the steering box to have room to get to the high pressure line nut.
Good luck.
 

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Well it's easier if you are a Gibbon. Only thing to say is that you should plan on losing some amount of steering juice, so buy some extra.
I can work wrenches with my feet, does that count? Tail don't work right though, comes off the wrong end and the damned thing has a mind of it's own!
 

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I wish I knew what a "Gibbon" is/was but I got it changed with the help of my father-in-law. We had to move the alternator to reach the bolt on the pump. This thing was a pain in the :!: but I am glad to have it done. Now I have to figure out a home for a random hose running lose under the hood. Will put a post up in a few hours.
 

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Occasionally you still have your moments...

can work wrenches with my feet, does that count? Tail don't work right though, comes off the wrong end and the damned thing has a mind of it's own!]
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Shaun,

I believe a Gibbon is a type of Monkey. Glad you got it changed.
 

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You should remove them all, prior to removal I reccomend a couple cans of brake parts cleaner and a hi temp pressure wash. It made my life a lot nicer having all the oil and greese gone.
 
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