[V8] Changing out Power Steering Hose

dsaad at icehouse.net dsaad at icehouse.net
Mon May 8 10:23:29 EDT 2006

Well - I was just in there a few months ago -
I am not sure if you can do this without loosening the rack and or removing the
damper, but assuming you don't have to do either of those:

- drain the oil out of the tank now - before it all ends up on the floor.
- remove all the air box stuff
- remove both distibutors
- remove both ignition coils. On the left side, there are two 10mm bolts next to
the hood alarm switch that hold the coil bracket on - remove those to get the
coil off.
- may have to remove the ignition wire holder tray. (I did)
- may have to unclip the stainless clamp on the shock tower to free up the hard
line a little.
- remove the fuel pressure and return lines to give room to work the ratchet.
The manual says to use a really long extension and extend all the way out
through the wheel well. You may find this easier if you have the front right
wheel off.
- using a long extension and socket (either 17mm or 19mm - can't remember),
remove the banjo bolts for the lines. You may as well fix them both. The
extension has to be long enough so the ratchet is located over by the right
ignition coil.

That is all I can remember for now - but this is basically the manual procedure.
If you have the manual, read it. It gives pretty good detail as well as all the
bolt torques. I THINK the banjo bolt torque is only 17 lb/ft so be careful not
to break it.


Quoting "Moy, Bob" <bob.moy at cte.aecom.com>:

> Any tips on changing out the PS hose for the rack?  The supply (pressure
> side) hose is leaking from the steel hard line to the rack.  Will I have
> to remove the left side distributor to get more room?  What else needs
> to be removed to replace this hose?  The hose appears to be routed
> behind the master brake cylinder.
> Thanks
> Bob
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