[200q20v] power steering hose (rebuilding) question

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Tue Oct 24 11:41:43 EDT 2000

OK, I've finally grasped the essence of that approach, which earlier I had
(mistakenly) thought would involve removing the wheel and working from
inside the wheelwell. Now I realize that you merely back your extensions
into the wheel's  (tierod)  opening in order to aim and then feed them
toward the hose fitting. The control (handle) end of the extension ends up
in the gap between the engine and passenger fender wall. That's cool!  I
tested it with my TV antenna "extension" and can see the path to take. Now
all I need is to buy another 10" section of 1/2" extension (I already have
16" from combining 10+3+flexjoint).

What's that expression? Make haste slowly. I knew myself ( and my Audi)
well enough to pay no more than the 2nd Day Air rate when I ordered the new
hose.  :-)


At 11:00 PM -0400 10/23/00, Kneale Brownson wrote:
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>I got the socket with a flex joint (not a flex socket) and two or three
>extensions in place going through the wheelwell, and then substituted  a
>shorter extension for the second long one so I could actually put the
>breakerbar on in the space between the engine and the passenger side
>fender.  This is 1/2-inch drive stuff.   I think if I'd used my swivel head
>3/8-inch drive ratchet to do the loosening, I'd have been taking it back to
>Sears to replace under the lifetime guarantee.   There was lots of room on
>the passenger side of the engine to manipulate the breaker bar and, as I
>noted earlier, the torque wrench when reassembling.
>I took out the bracket holding the steel fuel lines so I could budge them
>aside just to get at the assembly.  I couldn't get in there to reinstall
>the banjo bolt with my fingers without taking out that bracket.  It was
>drawing too much blood.
>I didn't touch the return line to the reservoir from the rack.

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