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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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I will be replacing my power sterring pressure line in the next day or so and I am assuming it is not going to be fun. Any tips to make it easier would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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An 18mm crow foot is helpful. This is like a line wrench, but with a 3/8" square hole to drive with a ratchet and extension. The other end of it is way up on top of the subframe by the rack and is kind of a pain in the ass to get to. IIRC, on the 4.6 models I have always came in from the bottom by the oil filter to get to this connection, but on a 3.8 I have came down by the power distribution box to unhook the line. It may work just as well on the 4.6 too. Just some ideas, hope this helps.

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Not sure how much help this is. I did it on my 5.0 recently.

I would second the thread's sentiments from Rob.

I took out the oil filter for some clearance and had to change my leaky pump which helped for room.

Two open ended box wrenches with a pivot helped get at the intermediate fitting above the power steering rack.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2011, 10:02 PM
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Don't tourqe the line by the 90 degree elbow too much, you will risk folding it, I did it once before.

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