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power steering hose change???

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by skeddy, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. skeddy

    skeddy

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    hey ya'll. looking for some advise on how to best change out my high pressure, power steering line on my 94 fj 80. its the one that makes a sharp u bend. dan's got the part on order for me, regretably - i can't recall its exact name. is it necessary to bleed the entire line, once the new hose is in? don't want to leave a trail of ps fluid all the way to mexico! :eek: ya know? thanks - vic
     
  2. cruiserman

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    You will need to bleed the system. Replace the low pressure hoses while you're at it.
     
  3. AZcruiser

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    Sheddy...did you replace/rebuild the PS pump? My 94 is starting to moan. Curious if you bought a rebuilt/new or changed out another used pump. Planning to rebuild mine in nov.

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  4. skeddy

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    chris, i've just got a leaky hose. no moaning here in flagstaff.... i hadn't planned on a rebuild, just replacing the bad hoses..

    also, thanks for mentioning the low pressure hose change out.. vic
     
  5. IdahoDoug

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    If your pump is moaning, consider a flush before rebuilding. The additives are trashed long ago if it's original fluid, which allows it to cavitate. Takes all of 20 minutes, and will cost ya less than $10.

    Doug (with newly silent pump)
     
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