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Old 08-03-2010, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default How the hell do I get the high-pressure steering rack hose off?

The one with metal inside of it?

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I just completely removed everything having to do with power steering (Pump, reservoir, lines, those things) and I was going to finish up by looping the steering rack lines and that just has to **** me in the face now.

And on a side note, how much does a full PS system go for?
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:19 AM   #2
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unscrew it
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So it's permanantly connected besides that? In that case I'm going to cut it a couple inches in front of where it screws in and just loop it that way.
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17mm wrench that goes to a flare-end nut (exactly like a brake hardline), 10mm bolt on the subframe that goes to a holding bracket.

There are lots of writeups on rack depowering, including how to properly depower and plug sizes so you don't get crap inside the rack.

http://www.flyinmiata.com/tech/depower.php
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Yeah, either loop the line or use some metric plugs. Don't forget to turn the wheel lock to lock a few times first.
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The hose is swaged on the tube with a crimped collar, if that's what you're referring to. It's not removable. I think you have to cut it in order to use the tube nut and the leftover tube.
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I sold my pump for 35 shipped. Sometimes it takes a quick tightening before you can back it out.
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