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Old 03-21-2011, 13:36   #1 (permalink)
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hello all,, new to this so ,looking for good answers pls,,,,,,,,,,,just changed out the power steering rack on my 1997 explorer ,,,trying to bleed it out now but everytime i begin to turn the steering wheel back and forth i bust the lines... am i missing something? its a 4.0. went to get a new line from the parts store but they dont have them,,, used high pressure fuel lines and they just keep on breaking
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Re: power steering bleeding

I'm guessing you would have to use hydraulic lines if gas lines are not strong enough.
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Not surprised if you compare pressure ratings for a hydraulic hose against fuel line , no where near up to specs . required .
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Re: power steering bleeding

Just know the lines may be a little up there in $$$. On my 86 Buick Rivera they got air shocks in the rear, the little clear hose to go from the air pump to shock cost me $65 for about 8 feet of it, and that's the shortest they sold it. Anything built to handle a lot of air or fluid pressure is going to cost a pretty penny over normal pressure rated stuff.
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cost me 5.00 a ft and only needed 1 ft so i got out of that cheap
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