[200q20v] power steering hose (rebuilding) question

Kneale Brownson knotnook at traverse.com
Mon Oct 23 21:33:46 EDT 2000

I found someone's suggestion to reach the bolt by using long extensions and 
going in through the passenger wheelwell  worked for me.  I could get on 
the bolt with a flexsocket and or with a short extension, flex joint and 
socket, but I couldn't get enough leverage to break the bolt loose.  With 
long extensions, I could put a breaker bar on the end and have all the 
leverage I needed.  Also helped for getting room to swing the torquewrench 
when reinstalling.  Especially helpful was the neighbor who came to see 
what all the cussing was about and helped to guide the socket onto the 

At 03:31 PM 10/23/2000 -0400, Phil Rose wrote:

>I decided to take the advice of Paul W. (and others), and so I spoke to
>Didi at Carlsen about ordering the hose in question. She has several in
>stock (the right p/n for the '91 model) and swears up and down that it's
>the Audi gen-YOU-WHINE oem part. The better bit of news is price--much less
>than I expected: a "mere" $140. Actually I was anticipating close to (or
>even over) $200. So it'll be here in a coupla days. And if I ever get the
>old hose removed, I may even get to use it.
>A couple of people have recommended using a flex-head socket wrench for
>this job.

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