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78 wagon 2.3 power steering presure hose removal
« on: November 12, 2011, 03:36:24 PM »

 Is this something I can do easily? I have some flare wrenches, but looking up under the car it looks like there will be some things in the way trying to get to the bottom end.

 Any advice or suggestions? If I cant see it well or get to it easily I tend to give up.

 Also if it leaves a good sized puddle under the car where its parked,is it less likely to be the hose and more likely the rack leaking?

 The pressure hose was leaking at the top about 6 months ago and had someone look at it he just replaced the o ring at the top of the pressure hose. It stopped leaking for a while, so Im assuming its likely the lower o ring gone bad since they probably would go about the  same time. But Im assuming, and afraid it might wind up being more major.

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Re: 78 wagon 2.3 power steering presure hose removal
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2011, 05:17:26 PM »
i just replaced my hose last fall it was not to bad  but if you are getting a puddle it may be the pump  front seal. after my hose went on a drive i ended up wearing out my seal on the pump. i tried to just replace the seal, that did not go so well so i replaced the pump and changed the resavor. that was much harder than  changing the hose but i alsohave ac on my car. with paticence  you will get it fixed.
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Re: 78 wagon 2.3 power steering presure hose removal
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2011, 07:59:57 PM »
 I tried to get the top part loose with a 5/8 line wrench but I think I needed a metric one it didnt fit real tight. I found someone to do it for $30 so it wasnt too bad. I think I could have done it if I had the right tools. Its supposed to be 5/8 I thought. I started rounding the nut on top so I quit right away.