how do you change a powersteering pressure hose?

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Old 07-02-06, 10:25 AM
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Question how do you change a powersteering pressure hose?

I have a 1992 pontiac grand prix le and having a very hard time changing the powersteering 0pressure hose can any one help me?
 
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Old 07-03-06, 09:39 AM
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Okay...you asked for it:

Disconnect the intermediate shaft from rack and pinion stub shaft by removing the pinch bolt at the steering gear.

Support the frame using jack stands

Remove the rear frame mount bolts and lower the frame about 5 inches.

Remove retaining clip from steering gear.

Loosen pressure pipe from steering gear and power steering pump.

Remove the pressure pipe.

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Good luck on this one...it's a pain even if done on a lift with the proper equipment and tools.
 
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Also after replacing you should start it up and rotate the steering back and forth to work out any air bubbles as you replace the fluid.
 
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Old 07-03-06, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by davzack
Okay...you asked for it:

Disconnect the intermediate shaft from rack and pinion stub shaft by removing the pinch bolt at the steering gear.

REVERSE to INSTALL

Good luck on this one...it's a pain even if done on a lift with the proper equipment and tools.
If you ahve done this before davzack, I see why your eyes are all googley. What a pain.

Hey, is anybody up for an engineer beating??? I know where we can find some and take out our pent up frustration on them. Making anybody go to this extent to change a PS hose is insane.
 
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Old 07-03-06, 06:32 PM
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Making anybody go to this extent to change a PS hose is insane.
IMO working on front wheel drive cars will drive you insane I prefer the good ol days when you could sit on the fender, feet in the engine bay and fix whatever needed fixing - not that I'm still able to crawl up on the fender and stick my legs toward the motor
 
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Old 07-04-06, 01:21 PM
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ROFL...I can't tell you the times I've imagined a couple of engineers sitting around the coffee table at work having a laugh and a conversation that goes a little like this:

Engineer #1: So what are you working on today?
Engineer #2: I'm designing the xyz system on one of our new models.
Engineer #1: Cool, how's it coming?
Engineer #2: Great, I've designed fifteen knuckle-busters, three hair-pullers, two ER visits, and one suicide into the system repair procedures so far!
Engineer #1: Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Engineer #2: Ha ha ha ha ha ha
 
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Old 07-04-06, 10:16 PM
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Ya it doesn't really work like that at all. Its more of get the design done by the deadline. Then hand it over to some technician and tell them to make the assembly manual.
 
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