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Ive got to replace a leaking power steering hose on my truck. It is a 95 1500 4x4 with 5.7. The high pressure hose is the one leaking.

Is there any special tools or recommendations for doing this job? (it looks kinda tough to get to the fitting behind the PS pump)

How much fluid will I need to buy to replace what spills?

Is there any special brand of hose I should look for? My local parts stores have some in stock and I dont know if I should order one instead...

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I change mine a few years ago and just did both since i was already in there, its not hard just not alot of space to work with making it kinda a pain. I bought my hoses from the local parts store....Dont remember how much fluid i used though...Mine was a v-6 4.3 but im sure its same concept....
 

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I did the blazer, it was a royal fucking pain in the ass to get behind the pump. Prepare to get dirty, and bloody.

You have to go slow, use an open end wrench and turn that fucker 1/10 of a thread at a time :pissed:
 

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I did the blazer, it was a royal fucking pain in the ass to get behind the pump. Prepare to get dirty, and bloody.

You have to go slow, use an open end wrench and turn that fucker 1/10 of a thread at a time :pissed:
Great. Im guessing I will need to drop the skid plate and snake my arm up from underneath...
 
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Just remember that you'll likely need to bleed the air out after you're done. This is done with the front end in the air and slowly turning lock to lock for a couple dozen cycles. I'd buy 2 quarts of fluid.
 

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Just remember that you'll likely need to bleed the air out after you're done. This is done with the front end in the air and slowly turning lock to lock for a couple dozen cycles. I'd buy 2 quarts of fluid.
Cool. Thanks for the info. :shake:
 
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