What Can I Do About A Leaky Hardline On A Steering Rack?
Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:46 PM
What do I do about this? Is there a tool I can get without too much money to do this tricky flaring? Is this tricky flaring in other vehicles so maybe I could buy any tube that has it and cut and splice it with standard brake line connectors?
Posted 04 March 2012 - 05:43 AM
I would think that would work just fine.
so maybe I could buy any tube that has it and cut and splice it with standard brake line connectors?
While I don't know where to source a tool to make that o-ring seal type flange flare, and I imagine the tool could cost more than a new (rebuilt) rack, IINM you should be able to buy adapters to convert from o-ring to flare type, at least I know you can convert from flare to o-ring for AC applications, a good car parts store should be able to look that up. Otherwise you might get a radiator shop to try to repair your existing line or try to find a used one.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 02:35 AM
Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:29 AM
When I repaired mine, the other line let go!
It is likely that you will not find any fasteners or fittings with the extra fine thread that Volvo uses.
I bought new lines at the dealer, I still have them because the second time I replaced the outside line I stripped the rack!
If you want the lines that I have, I'll sell them to you for $20 plus shipping.
If you are interested, email me.
I could not replace the inside line without taking the rack off the car.
If you decide to remove the rack, get the bolts out of the cross member first - that takes the most time because of corrosion on the portion of the bolts inside the cross member.
(the first 3 are mine,heh,heh.) 525,000 Volvo miles put on 10 bricks