[200q20v] power steering hose (rebuilding) question

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Oct 24 16:39:25 EDT 2000

At 1:27 PM -0400 10/24/00, C1J1Miller at aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated Tue, 24 Oct 2000  1:19:29 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Phil
>Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net> writes:
><< >In a message dated Mon, 23 Oct 2000  3:31:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>>Rose <pjrose at frontiernet.net> writes:
>BTW, I think I forgot to post that Chris's suggestion to remove the bracket
>wins the prize
> >>
>How about my other suggestion... that this is a good time to replace the
>rack, if it needs it?  Wouldn't that bolt be easy to reach on the bench?
>So, if you cannot!!! get that bolt...
>Reading the rack replacement procedure; it also looks like you could
>disconnect the rack from the steering collumn, and it's mounts, then shift it
>a couple inches forward, and get enough room to grab that bolt.  Then replace
>the hose, and remount the rack.

With all due respect, I tried to *ignore* your other suggestion. :-) Which
is to say I'm hoping it won't come to that.  But it's something I'll keep
in mind.  Unfortunately my rack has shown no signs of leaking (there, you
made me say it!), so I hope this hose job doesn't ever require level of
extra disassembly.  The 1/2" extensions are slowly working their way closer
to the hose fitting. Kneale assures me he used this method on a '91 200, so
I expect things will eventually fall into place. I'll probably need my son,
Marc to come over and help--this approach is definitely a two-man (or one
gorilla) operation.


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