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Power steering hose/connection


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I managed to break the fitting on the top/side of the PS tank when I tried to remove the hose last time.  I bought a GT2/Tip tank and then just had to slip the PS hose into the fitting.

 

Am I the only one in the world who has ever had extreme difficulty removing the hose - its inserted into the fitting that has a reddish/orangey O-ring (?) that actually seems to be made of plastic,This O-ringy part is pushed in while putting inward pressure on the hose fitting.  Then, at some point, the fitting on the tank releases the hose.  But, it just doesn't happen for me.  I don';t seem to be able to push the fitting on the tank in far enough for it to release the hose and using a screwdriver will break off a section of the o-ring.  

 

What am I missing?  If I find out soon, I will get the engine/trans dropped this afternoon.

 

Thanks,

Mike 

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You have to push and keep the colored ring close to the fitting, than pull out the plastic hose. It is a help if you have some lubricant between the hose and the ring/fitting. There exist a small bauble of tool, a kind of fork, to make it easier.

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Thanks, RFM.  I went back to look at the service manual and read again what was said about the procedure and I think my problem is finding the right tool to surround the red ring enough not to break it.  My most recent attempt was with a battery cable removal tool and it was very close to working.  I am going to write to PCNA and demand they put that tool in the tool kit.  I like the idea of lube, primarily because it is something I haven't tried yet..

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You have to push and keep the colored ring close to the fitting, than pull out the plastic hose. It is a help if you have some lubricant between the hose and the ring/fitting. There exist a small bauble of tool, a kind of fork, to make it easier.

 

Looks like this, about $30 at a dealer:

 

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