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Old 12-23-2009, 11:06 AM
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Removing P/S hose...

I've got a leak in the Power Steering hose - the high pressure side; I've already replaced the return hoses - they were leaking too, now it's time to take the high pressure hose to the hose shop for a re-do.

My question is: is it ok to just remove the hose fittings from both sides and let the P/S fluid drain all out of the reservoir/pump and the steering box?! I'll be full of air after re-assembly but I'm hoping that it will all get purged eventually through the top of the fluid reservoir when I re-fill it with fresh fluid...

Anything to look for or avoid when removing that pressure hose?

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Old 12-23-2009, 06:21 PM
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Nothing, eh?....... I hope that means, just take it off and put it back on with no problems...
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:27 PM
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I would at least put some paper towel in the holes to keep bugs from crawling in....may not be a problem in Denver right now, but here in Austin it's in the 70's.

I just replaced mine on the SD and had no problems with the fluid filling the system.
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Old 12-23-2009, 06:29 PM
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It's messy but that is the gist of it.

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