Does anyone know how to remove the pressure side hose from the steering pump on a 2004 2.8L Ranger?
The hose blew out of the metal pressed fitting. I removed the bottom end no problem. But the upper one is not giving up!
It is an 18mm going into a 27mm. I tried the 18mm first but the spanner has started to round the edges off. I am now trying the 27mm but there is simply nowhere to move the spanner! The sway bar is also in the way so I am going to take it off but I don;t think it will make a lot of difference. Any Ideas?
I have used a flare wrench/spanner and a crows foot 3/8 on the 18mm but it is just too tight. I don't have these in 27mm.
The other idea is to cut the metal pressed fitting off completely, replace the old hose this time over the metal tube and use a couple of pipe clamps.... ????