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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:54 AM   #1
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Changing power steering hoses 2000 XJ

I decided to change both hoses on my power steering pump. I took out the air filter and electric fan but cannot really get to the bottom part of my hoses. It appears that a radiator hose is in the way. Has anyone done this before? Also, does anyone know what wrench to use? It was bigger than my 5/8. I went to the store and bought a 3/4 but it was too small for this. Is there a decent guide for all of this? I'm not impressed with the Haynes manual. Thanks.

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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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You'll need an 18 MM Crowfoot flare nut wrench, long extension, and a breaker bar, to remove and install the flare nuts at the steering gear.
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You'll need an 18 MM Crowfoot flare nut wrench, long extension, and a breaker bar, to remove and install the flare nuts at the steering gear.
Thanks a lot. Is there a good place to pick up that sized nut wrench? Also, do I need a whole set or just that one size? I mean, in the future while working on an XJ, will I need the other sizes or the 18mm will do the job?
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Thanks a lot. Is there a good place to pick up that sized nut wrench? Also, do I need a whole set or just that one size? I mean, in the future while working on an XJ, will I need the other sizes or the 18mm will do the job?
Also do I need a breaker bar and an extension? Thanks for the help.
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Thanks a lot. Is there a good place to pick up that sized nut wrench? Also, do I need a whole set or just that one size? I mean, in the future while working on an XJ, will I need the other sizes or the 18mm will do the job?
There's not too many applications on your XJ for flare nut crowfoot wrenches so I would just see if you can buy just one wrench. I got mine at a local hardware store but you can check Sears or some of the automotive parts stores, like NAPA.
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Also do I need a breaker bar and an extension? Thanks for the help.
That's what I used. It's too difficult to get down on the flare nuts without the extension, but you can use what you want to turn the crowfoot. I just happened to have a 3/8 drive breaker bar that I used.
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That's what I used. It's too difficult to get down on the flare nuts without the extension, but you can use what you want to turn the crowfoot. I just happened to have a 3/8 drive breaker bar that I used.
Thanks Ken. Autozone has a cheap set I'm going to pick up tonight.
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I cut the old hard line and used a socket to remove then reinstalled with a short 18mm for the pressure hose. Didn't change the other one though.
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