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PS steering connector to Steering Box
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Posted 9/9/2019 10:22 AM
emoynier
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PS steering connector to Steering Box

One my connectors is loose and I have slow leak. How do I get a hex in there to tighten them and what size?
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Posted 9/9/2019 2:14 PM
emoynier
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Re: PS steering connector to Steering Box

Photo.

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Posted 9/9/2019 2:29 PM
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RE: PS steering connector to Steering Box

emoynier - 9/9/2019 7:22 AM One my connectors is loose and I have slow leak. How do I get a hex in there to tighten them and what size?

I've had trouble visualizing the exact part you are having trouble getting to.  Also, the P3 picture vanished, probably too big.

One thought that might help: When I was tightening up the adjustment nut on the power steering box it was nigh impossible to get to.  The solution turned out to be removing the plastic fender liner and cutting a window into the inner fender wall.  Bingo easy access to the pump.  The plastic liner covers up that area so no harm done.

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Posted 9/9/2019 8:05 PM
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RE: PS steering connector to Steering Box

Here is the photo!



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Posted 9/10/2019 12:54 PM
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RE: PS steering connector to Steering Box

Looking straight up, I presume? 

That drip looks too clear to be PS fluid.  Are you sure that is oil?

The radiator can leak around the oil cooler fitting and get coolant over to that spot.  Be sure what that is.

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Posted 9/10/2019 1:00 PM
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RE: PS steering connector to Steering Box

72 hours later the PS fluid reservoir is half empty. 7 days later it is empty.
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Posted 9/10/2019 1:27 PM
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RE: PS steering connector to Steering Box

Looks like PS Fluid to me.
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Posted 9/10/2019 2:24 PM
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RE: PS steering connector to Steering Box

It is. Do you know the size of the outer and inner HEX. So I can tighten. How do I get a HEX key down there? Bloody Hell.
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Posted 9/10/2019 11:39 PM
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RE: PS steering connector to Steering Box

Looked at the situation on mine.  I really don't see a way of doing this w/o removing the radiator.  That, in turn, will probably crack the seals where the oil cooler goes into the plastic radiator side tanks.

I'm looking at the same task, just because the tank seals on the driver's side are oozing.  I have a new radiator and oil cooler hoses at the ready.  Waiting for me to have spare weekend (yeah, right).

 

EDIT: Didn't check this idea out while under the G, but ... could the oil->air transmission cooler be removed to make room for a hand?



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