You need line wrenches or another name for it is flair nut wrench. They are a special in line wrench made to brake loose any kind of line like fuel lines hydrolic lines brake lines ect... It keeps you from stripping them. All you need to do with them is brake it loose then you can use a regular wrench to finish the job. Also use them to tighten the lines.
It's not too difficult to find a leak if you can get the vehicle on a rack to look at it from underneath. And power steering hoses can be difficult to replace if you are not mechanically experienced and have the proper tools. Best to leave it to a mechanic.
The best place to find a schematic for the steering column is in a FACTORY SHOP MANUAL available from AUTOBOOKSONLINE.COM or MOTORLIT.COM.
The best way is to siphon the old out and pour new in.
amsoil power steering fluid is the best I have a 2008 kia optima and that is the best stuff you can get
best bet for free is a junkyard..
Manufactor recommended or what the cap on the power steering reservoir calls for.
I believe that any kind of power steering fluid will work. You can actually use any type of hydraulic fluid (i.e. brake, power steering, or transmission). It is usually best to use only power steering fluid if you can get it.
as far as headlights, side mirrors its all the same from 99-01, transmission it is the best to contact local salvage yard , they have parts interchange book to see what fits
it is best not to have any play in your steering, and its best not to have no more than an inch of play in your steering, but if I was you I would check your inner and outer tie rod ends. power steering just makes turning your wheels easier....it doesn't contribute in steering wheel play!! you shouldn't have no more than an inch of play in your steering.....it is best not to have any play in your steering. check your inner and outer tie rod ends.
dexron III or mercon V tranny fluids or any universal power steering fluid or any liquid including urine will work fine. being that this is a 79 im assuming this rust bucket is puking fluids all over the place, a bottle of lucas power steering fix might be in your best interest
Yes you can install power steering. I have installed it in my 84 pickup. You will need the power steering box and the gear box with hoses. I pulled them off a pickup at a wrecking yard, which is best, since everything is already there and you can see how it is setup.
You can use generic power steering fluid or GM 89021184 fluid. If you're really stuck somewhere you can use trany fluid but power steering fluid is the best.
Yes you can. The best way to go would be to locate a donor car for all the parts needed for the change over, such as the power steering box, power steering pump, mounting brackets, pulleys, hoses, nuts and bolts and belt.
Your best bet is to buy a Haynes Manual that is for your car. While you are at it you will need a power steering pulley puller and installer.
I use a synthetic power steering fluid. Vavoline is the brad I used.
both power steering fluid and transmission fluid are hydraulic fluids, but it would be best to get some power steering fluid. its cheap and its the right stuff. 91 buicks take just plain Jane power steering fluid.
the best way that i can think of is by getting a second person and get them to start the engine and turn the steering wheel slowly while you check to see where it is leaking from (make sure there is power steering fluid in the pump)
Any place that sells batteries can tell you the correct size battery. The AC/Delco battery is one of the best.
Which engine? On the 3800 it's on the passenger side end of the engine, near the main pulley. You can only see the bolt that holds it. The power steering pump must be partially removed to do this job. The best access is through the wheelwell.
It is cheaper and best to replace the pump with a remanufactured one.
Replacing the hose would be best.
bearings frozen in the pump, maybe. It only works when the pump turns...... Number One: Check to be sure the belt is tight, If you are hearing a squeal, the belt may look tight but not be. The serpentine belt has a spring tensioner that I have seen fail, and the belt was just barely tight enough to stay in place, but would not turn the power steering pump at times and it has to turn that pulley to pump the fluid, or no power assist to the steering will occur. Number two: Power steering pumps have internal parts that will fail, and cause the loss of internal pressure. It may just be bad. Number Three: If you are not good at mechanic work...Please take it to the best shop you can find. You need smooth operating, power assisted steering at ALL TIMES. There Is No Fuse to Blow. Power steering by Chevrolet is still by fluid/pump.
You can get you automobiles power steering repaired at a verity of places, although I would suggest Wal-Mart auto service. They will give you there best, at the lowest prices possible.
Most times, if it is hard to steer, there is a need for power steering fluid. If that is not the case the power steering pump itself might be going out. It would be best to take it and have it looked at before it gives anymore trouble.
The difference between GM and Ford power steering fluid is in their chemical composition. Both have unique blends designed to work best in their equipment.