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    Default Power Steering pressure hose on '98 escort zx2

    I finally got the pressure hose off the old pump so I could remove the 4th bolt on the power steering pump. The bolt is located directly behind where the hose screws in. You have to remove the hose so you can get to the bolt. Now, I installed a remanufactured power steering pump and tightened down all 4 bolts. How do you get the pressure hose screwed into the bottom of the pump? It sounds simple, but I'm at my wits end trying get it back on? You can't put the hose on 1st then mount it because the hose is in the way of the 4th bolt. Any help or hints would be appreciated!

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    for the superman of the zx2 savers - daggit2005 Henry Ford < Dareall - SR2000 For the entertaining builds...constantly :-) - CJW For being a great member and friend to many. - CJW you sir are awarded the medal of awsome - daggit2005 
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Tall Guy View Post
    I finally got the pressure hose off the old pump so I could remove the 4th bolt on the power steering pump. The bolt is located directly behind where the hose screws in. You have to remove the hose so you can get to the bolt. Now, I installed a remanufactured power steering pump and tightened down all 4 bolts. How do you get the pressure hose screwed into the bottom of the pump? It sounds simple, but I'm at my wits end trying get it back on? You can't put the hose on 1st then mount it because the hose is in the way of the 4th bolt. Any help or hints would be appreciated!
    to begin with, you are going to have to undo all the work you have done.

    2nd -- that bolt which was the hardest to remove does not have to be reinstalled.

    to install that hose you will be better off removing the pump from the car and installing the hose while it is off. The last thing you want to do is try to maneuver a wrench in that area while trying to install the hose and end up screwing up the hose or stripping the threads of the pump. Plus the sealing for the hose is internal on the fitting. If you mess that up it will leak again and you will have to do this all over.

    once you put the hose onto the pump you can reinstall the pump and hose as an assembly. As I mentioned, you do not need to reinstall that 4th bolt. That 4th bolt being gone will also make it easier/possible to remove the serpentine belt tensioner when it finally comes time for that as well

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    Thank-you so much for your help. I don't mind taking it apart to do the job right and making it easier. They should make note of that in the manuals. I get great advice from the forums!

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    Should I use some thread lock on the 3 bolts?

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    you don't really need it, but you can if that would add peace of mind

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    Quote Originally Posted by dareall View Post
    to begin with, you are going to have to undo all the work you have done.

    2nd -- that bolt which was the hardest to remove does not have to be reinstalled.

    to install that hose you will be better off removing the pump from the car and installing the hose while it is off. The last thing you want to do is try to maneuver a wrench in that area while trying to install the hose and end up screwing up the hose or stripping the threads of the pump. Plus the sealing for the hose is internal on the fitting. If you mess that up it will leak again and you will have to do this all over.

    once you put the hose onto the pump you can reinstall the pump and hose as an assembly. As I mentioned, you do not need to reinstall that 4th bolt. That 4th bolt being gone will also make it easier/possible to remove the serpentine belt tensioner when it finally comes time for that as well
    I took your advice dareall. I spent a lot of time trying to thread the new hose on the pump housing, talk about tight quarters! My fingers are toast after trying to start that F'in nut.

    Anyway, I'm glad you guys are around and it payed off searching the threads to find the fix for my issue. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by newguyzx2 View Post
    I took your advice dareall. I spent a lot of time trying to thread the new hose on the pump housing, talk about tight quarters! My fingers are toast after trying to start that F'in nut.

    Anyway, I'm glad you guys are around and it payed off searching the threads to find the fix for my issue. Thanks
    thanks for taking the time to search, happy to have been able to help out

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