1995 Pontiac Grand Am Power Steering Pressure Hose

Tiny
CMAN48
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  • 1995 PONTIAC GRAND AM
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 76,000 MILES
I removed the power steering pressure hose and purchased a replacement that I have verified is the correct hose and matches exactly. Problem is that I cannot get the line at the firewall to tighten all the way. With only perhaps 2 or 3 full turns left it seems to bind up and I don't want to force it. I have removed it and checked that it is not stripped and started again. Should I just use the wrench (open end 3/4") and tighten it no matter how it feels? Or is there a secret or special tool to help with this?
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 2:27 PM

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Tiny
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No it should not be hard! In fact if you overtighten it, you can split the steering gear at the hole. Be careful. If you need to, find a nut that size and run it onto the line. If there is a blue or red locktite compound on the threads, you should be able to just safely tighten it up. The only special tool for lines are flare nut wrenches, but on a 3/4 new line, you dont need it.
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Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 2:47 PM

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