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Power steering hose replacement
The pressure side hose developed a leak today on my 89 22RE 2wd. Found a new hose at a local auto parts supplier. Got the banjo bolt out OK but the other end that screws into the PS unit won't budge. It is a 17 mm compresssion connection. A 17 mm wrench will round the edges of the connector and a 17 mm flare nut wrench fits fine but flexes enough to begin to slip. I thought of cutting the tubing to allow a 17 mm 6 point socket to fit, but I am afraid metal fines mght drop into the PS unit.
The 88 manual I downloaded showed a SST being used. Anyone know what that is? Any suggestions short of taking the whole PS unit out of the truck. I am afraid of breaking the connector off in the PS unit.
Last edited by gedgell; 09-26-2009 at 08:25 PM.