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power steering
w60 Offline
Senior Member
I've got a power steering leak and steering has begun to get a bit jerky with more whining than normal. I crawled under the car this morning to start looking around and the fitting for the high pressure hose into the rack is very loose.

It wiggles left/right and up/down. I'm about to go do some serious cleaning under there to see if that is actually where the leak is, but my main question is how do you get a wrench on those fittings to tighten them up or take the hoses off??
White 88 TC Auto Trans
White 04 Honda CR/V
Blue 74 Honda Trail 70

TurboCoupe50 Offline
Posting Freak
Not sure I've ever removed a hose from the rack, but swapping in the 5.0 probably, just been so long I don't remember... The hoses are "O" ringed so are supposed to move...
1988 Turbo Coupe331 AOD

1972 Comet GT

1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

Not B Anymore Offline
You can get the pressure hose off with everything still bolted up. I think is an 11/16 wrench you need. It shouldn't be excessively tight. I don't know that you can un-bolt the return line without removing rack. And like 50 said - it's supposed to be able to wiggle around.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels

Jeff K Offline
The line is supposed to be "loose" its sealed by an O ring, and is designed to wiggle around.
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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