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post #1 of 6 Old 03-24-2003, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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power steering temporary fix

I recently blew out the pressure hose in my power steering system. Can anyone suggest a temporary fix so that I can drive the jeep approximately 50 miles to a shop? It's an '82 cj7 with a 258 and smog. Thanks.

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-24-2003, 07:47 PM
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Get a new hose, some power steering fluid and change it out yourself. Other than that no temporary fix will hold up to the pressure exerted on that hose.
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-24-2003, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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Can you suggest a solution to loosening a nut with 22 years of non movement? I'm working in a very tight spot on the lower pressure hose attachment.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-25-2003, 12:34 AM
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Feel free to drop the box if you need more room. Also, if you don't think you can loosen the nut without rounding it off, cut the steel hose above the nut(since the hose is bad anyway) and use a socket or box end wrench.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-25-2003, 03:06 PM
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remove the pump belt and drive it with manual steering. It's a bear around town, but once you get moving it's not bad at all
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Just went through this about 2 weeks ago. I have posted some info on my repair (you can search by user name) the lower bolts on the steering box are a major pain. I ended up taking the bolts out of the inside of the fenders and then the lower body mount bolt that holds the frame to the body under the front bumper. This allowed me to raise the radiator and grill enough to work from the front. The ONLY way I could get the bolt loose was to finally use vice grips. I went ahead and changed both hoses since I decided I didn't ever want to do it again. Good luck bleeding the air from the lines. I still can't get mine to work 100% right....but I haven't had much time to work on it lately. Do the job yourself and save about $150-$200 for other mods.

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