[V8] Steering rack hose
jward at mti-interactive.com
Fri May 14 19:48:19 EDT 2004
I did this a while back and it was a PITA. Now having done it before, I
think I could do it muck quicker / easier. Access and room to maneuver
was the key. I removed the distributor cap, the coil, and a whole host
of other things to 'make room'. After that it was trying a bunch of
different tools to get that bugger off of there. It is a 19mm. The key
to my victory was a fine toothed, flex-head ratchet.
OL&fromAuto=YES&bidsite=CRAFT&pid=00942794000 (or similar)
The only reason I needed the flex head was to get the socket over the
bolt head. Once in place, the head was in a normal 90deg with the
The fine tooth is a must in this tight spot.
Things that might also work are flexible sockets:
long extensions, universal joints for your extensions, 19mm crow foot,
Treat each part under the hood carefully as if they cost $50 each (most
of them do).
Most important thing is patience.
From: v8-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
Of David Lyddall
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 8:52 AM
To: v8 at audifans.com
Subject: [V8] Steering rack hose
Anyone know if it's possible to remove the banjo bolt on the steering
without removing the rack. Being the slightly clueless person that I
left a washer out when I replaced the rack, and would really like it to
gushing out fluid whenever I drive the car.
It's the high pressure hose that is missing the washer - I think that is
one closest to the firewall.
Any BTDT would help.
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