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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, power steering hose in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; is it a lot of trouble to change a leaking power sterring pump hose...any special tools or knowleadge..any dos and ...
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    old tin man is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    power steering hose

    is it a lot of trouble to change a leaking power sterring pump hose...any special tools or knowleadge..any dos and dont where to start any info will help....v8 motor

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    dennis93coupe is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 1993 Coupe Deville, 2009 XLR-V 1 of 6 Crystal Red
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    Orange County, CA

    Re: power steering hose

    Depends on which hose it is. Flare nut wrench needed on the inlet hose at the pump. The outlet hose requires a quick connect seperator tool at the pump. Down on the other end one of the hoses connects to a small cooler, has a crimped type clamp. The other hose goes to one of the steel lines on the steering rack. On your model year there are 2 hoses both of which are sleeve crimped to metal tubes that run across the front of the engine and down by the steering rack. Are you replacing the complete hose assembly or just the rubber hose portion? Make sure the front end is up on jack stands so you can get to the hoses from below.

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    drewsdeville is offline Cadillac Owners Master
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    Oak Creek, WI

    Re: power steering hose

    Assuming this is the pressure line, you'll need flare nut wrenches for install as mentioned (if you are very careful and you have enough room to get the wrench on nice and square, you can get by with an open ended wrench in a pinch, but it's not recommended. There's higher risk of rounding the flare nut).

    For removal, you can use anything that works. If the line is being replaced with new, I like to cut the line at the flare nut and use a regular socket/wrench to retrieve the nut. This is especially helpful if things are really rusty and the line and flare nut are siezed together.

    Do not attempt to repair the line - replace only. Keep an eye out for the o-rings at each end. Make sure they either come off with the line or, if they don't, make sure you retrieve them from the pump and rack. They should be replaced (they should come with your new line).

    No gorilla torque on these. The o-rings need to seat and seal, but if they are crushed, they may leak.

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    cadillac_al is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: power steering hose

    Is it leaking from the ps cooler? A lot of guys bypass it with rubber hose; it worked for me.

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