yubh8tn
(Junior Member)
08/14/20 11:40 AM
bent power steering hard lines

While I was trying to take my inner tie rods off of a rack that isn't in the car, I bent the hard power steering lines that are attached to the rack and go to the rear. I took it to a hose shop to get soft line replacements made, but they couldn't find a fitting similar to the side with an O ring. What are my options? Could I try and re use the fittings on some soft line? Or should I just buy used lines?

fongvr4
(Junior Member)
08/28/20 04:54 PM
Re: bent power steering hard lines

let me know if you can find the power steering lines for the back. mine leaks, and rusty, but I can't find replacement lines.

yubh8tn
(Junior Member)
08/28/20 08:40 PM
Re: bent power steering hard lines

Quoting fongvr4:

let me know if you can find the power steering lines for the back. mine leaks, and rusty, but I can't find replacement lines.



What I ended up doing was getting softline replacements made at a hose shop. They work perfect! They had the fittings with the O-rings and the flared fittings, screwed them into a Push-Fit adapter, and gave me some Push-Fit hoses to cut down to the right length. Overall extremely happy with the new lines as they look really fancy and were only $25!


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
09/02/20 10:58 AM
Re: bent power steering hard lines

Post some pictures of what you did if you can. this will become extremely useful on these cars as they age. I actually have another rear steer leak somewhere after replacing multiple components years ago when they were still available new.

yubh8tn
(Junior Member)
09/02/20 09:03 PM
Re: bent power steering hard lines

I wish I took pics. I just got the subframe back in the car and removing/replacing the hoses will be difficult, but I'll give it a try for sure

yubh8tn
(Junior Member)
09/21/20 05:18 AM
Re: bent power steering hard lines

Alright, here's some pics. The hose shop I went to was actually an air compressor shop, so I hope that helps people in the future. I'm holding the fittings backwards in the picture, so it's hard to see, but the bottom part of the fittings are actually the fittings in the red box (pictured below) cut off the old hardlines, and merged with the push fit fittings. They are then pushed into the hose and hold surprisingly tight. After that, they can be screwed into the lines going to the rear of the car like they would normally.


Here's the side that goes into the rack. They had the exact fittings with O rings at the shop and put push-fit fittings on the other side.


If you're replacing the lines in the 4ws rack in the back, I'm sure its a very similar process


iceman69510
(Turn Right Racing)
09/22/20 04:22 PM
Re: bent power steering hard lines

Thanks for the further information and pictures. I was looking at my car last week, and I have a leak somewhere in the rear, I believe in a pressure line. I took car of all the front hard lines 10 years back when I could still by them.


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