Originally Posted by rglmtz
QUOTE (tj9924 @ Jun 22 2010, 07:21 AM)
Done, and I did NOT need to remove the power steering pump. I kept thinking there should be a way to remove this hose without removing the pump and then I remembered how I once watched a mechanic remove a difficult part using a ratchet extender bar and a universal joint. The 22mm bolt that holds the pressure hose to the pump is accessible from ABOVE using a 22mm socket and the extender bar with the u-joint. There is just enough space to get the extender bar at a sufficient angle. A breaker bar helped deliver sufficient pressure to loosen the existing bolt. Then, it was easy to remove the fitting at the top and remove the bad part. Installation was easy enough - just reach down with your left hand and get the bolt started, then finish tightening with the extender bar, and tighten the top fitting. You don't even need to jack up the car nor remove the wheel.
looks like the best idea here, I will try it on monday, if it wont work for me, I might have to do it the hard way. BTW, mechanics kept my car in the shop for 2 days and they took out the entire bloody thing - arm, cv joint...everything - and because I got upset they put everything back together and gave me back the car as it was in the first place