pump to rack hose removal

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Mon Sep 23 13:20:24 EDT 2002

At 3:54 PM +0100 9/23/02, DAK wrote:

>PS. I'll post my experiences getting the hose made. Was there some
>damper or restrictor that I need to retain?

Yes, you need to retain the restrictor or else there will be some extra
noise from the pump operation. Alignment of the fittings is critical. Of
course fittings must not leak. Three good reasons for thinking twice about
going the rebuilding route. Of course an added benefit of the oem hose is
(or can be, with advance planning) that it can be installed as soon as the
old hose is removed.

IIRC, I didn't drain the hydr. reservoir, but I believe I  clamped off the
lower hose and disconnected it below the clamp. I tried to follow Kneale's
recommended procedure (accessing through the passenger wheel well), but
couldn't find the magic angle. That certainly could eliminate a lot of the
"pain" in this job--compared to reaching the b-bolt from above.


Phil Rose
'91 200q lago blue				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q tornado red				mailto:pjrose at frontiernet.net

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