Power steering high pressure and return lines replacement

Tiny
SOUTHOFSANITY36
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  • 2004 KIA SORENTO
  • 3.5L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 200,000 MILES
Hello, I’m looking for help with how to go about replacing the high pressure and return lines that go back to the steering gear. These lines are not the ones that come from the reservoir and steering pump, but where they end and connect to additional lines under the radiator, and go on back to the gear. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 3:30 PM

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Tiny
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Welcome to 2CarPros.

I'm not 100% sure I understand, so I am going to attache the directions I have for replacement. Note that the steel lines that attach at the pump are screwed on. The directions show an exploded view of the system. Also, and I realize you don't need them, but it discusses the hoses at the pump as well. The attached pictures correlate with these directions.

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PROCEDURES
POWER STEERING HOSES

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COMPONENT

REMOVAL
Before removal of steering hose, drain the power steering oil.
1. Removal of pressure hose and tube.

Picture 1

1) Disconnect the pressure hose from the steering oil pump.
2) Loosen the bolt of pressure hose mounting clamp.
3) Remove the pressure/return tube clip mounting bolt.

Picture 2

4) Disconnect the pressure tube from the steering gear box, and then disconnect the pressure hose and the tube.
2. Removal of return hose and tube.

Picture 3

1) Disconnect the return hose from the oil reservoir.
2) Loosen the return tube clip mounting bolt.
3) Remove the return/pressure tube clip mounting bolt.
4) Disconnect the return tube from the steering gear box, and then disconnect the return hose and the tube.
3. Removal of suction hose.
1) Disconnect the suction hose from the steering oil reservoir.

Picture 4

2) Disconnect the suction hose.

INSTALLATION
Installation is the reverse of removal

CAUTION:
- Install the hose lest they should be twisted and come in contact with any other parts.
- After installation, bleed the air.

INSPECTION
1. Inspect the hose for cracks by twisting it by hand.
2. Check for interference between hose and the other parts.

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Let me know if this helps. If it isn't what you need, if possible take a picture of where you are having the issue and upload it for me to see.

Take care,
Joe
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Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 AT 8:53 PM
Tiny
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Hello, thank you for your reply. Unfortunately, that isn't the problem I'm having. I have attached three pictures, first one shows the lines where they attach at the gear/rack, the second picture shows the actual lines if bought brand new, and the third shows approx placement on vehicle. I hope this helps.

The problem I am having is removing these from vehicle, not sure if something else has to be removed first, and then there's the issue of getting new ones back in place.

Thank you again.
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 AT 8:50 AM
Tiny
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Welcome back:

I thought you were having trouble getting them apart. What you will have to do is safely lift the driver's side of the vehicle. Once lifted and secured, remove the wheel and the inner fender panel or at least loosen it enough to gain access. That is where it come out. And yes, even with things out of the way, it's still a pain. The lines are formed to fit tightly.

Once you remove the mounting bolt, you may have to slightly bend the line to remove and replace. Just don't over do it and kink the new one.

Let me know if that helps or if you have other questions.

Take care,

Joe
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 AT 6:53 PM
Tiny
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Thank you Joe, that s exactly the information I was looking for, and was very helpful. Thank you so much!
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 AT 7:31 PM
Tiny
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You are very welcome. Let me know how it works out for you or if you need help.

Take care and I will watch for your reply.

Joe
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Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 AT 8:09 PM

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