pump to rack hose curiosity

CL Wong montesawong at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 2 16:42:57 EST 2003

My rebuilt pump to rack hose lasted 2.5 years before
it started oozing in colder weather.  After the degree
of difficulty I had rebuilding it I decided to pay
$150 to purchase an OEM hose.

With the rebuilt hose, I was experiencing jerky assist
occasionally during parking lot manuevers and a longer
than usual brake light on cold starts in the morning
which I attributed to a leaky brake servo (even did
the leak check).

With the new OEM hose, steering effort is noticeably
lighter and smoother and the brake light now turns off
immediately on cold starts.  

Could these differences be attributed to that small
diameter hose inside the OEM hose that my rebuilder
didn't know how to handle?

The string trick to start the rack bolt worked well
for me but the trick to using it is figuring out how
to hold the hose in position with your left hand while
using your left pointer finger to hold the rack bolt
in place while your right hand pulls the string.


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