Any tips,tricks,suggestions on what's worked for you to loosen the 11/16 nut on the power steering high pressure hose? I can get a flare wrench on it but access is limited and awkward and t's hard to get enough leverage to loosen. The car is a 64 coupe. Thanks.

Views: 88

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I used a flare wrench and a rubber mallet to lightly tap it loose. It was really on there. 

As Chris suggested a flare nut wrench and a firm tap with a hammer. There are 6 pt and 12 pt flare nut wrenches just like box end wrenches and while I prefer 6 point tools on everything (they strip less) the 12 pt gives you 30 more degrees of angle to work with if you cannot get fitted on nut where you have some room to turn. 

I have a set of these 12 point crows feet that work great for these applications.

Image result for 11/16 12 point crowfoot

I've had mine for years and bought them off a Snap-On truck.

You might try the evil twins....... Amazon or ebay.

Thanks, I'll give the hammer a suggestion a try although there's not a lot of room to swing one. It seems like there would be easier access if the master cylinder was removed. I just gpt done putting it back on, but if that's what it takes I'll take it off again. Anyone resort to that to get the job done?

There is absolutely no room to get a mallet down there to tap on wrench from above. Heck I can barely fit my arm down to get the wrench in position. Then its basically a one hand backhand pull. Wouldn't budge. I was about to point of removing the master cylinder for more access when by the grace of God it broke loose! So now all is good!

I use a crows foot line wrench with a long extension.  Perfect time to go out and buy new tools.

There are only two bolts holding the power steering pump on, and the hose is flexible.  
Now that you have it off, you are going to have more trouble getting the new one one.
Simply remove the pump and avoid all the aggravation.  Leave the line a little loose while you remount the pump, and tighten it after the pump is in place so you know it has clearance.  

I looked at mine and coming from someone that doesn't have time to dilly dally with getting stuff apart as I part a car out, I would If I couldn't brute force it with a standard open/box or flare nut wrench I would a) just wrap a towel up and put against the inner fender frame area to get behind the wrench with a crow bar to break nut free or b) heat a wrench up put a good bend in it to give you better access and turning radius from above, or c) if high pressure line is being replaced cut the pipe close to nut and just use a regular socket or deep socket.  If I were only swapping out the power steering pump I wouldn't touch the hoses at the steering gear... just disconnect at the pump as Mark indicated.   Usually just a bit of leverage is all you need and you have to think thru it and see what you can use.  Reading the 

RSS

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

Cadillac King- 63 coupe body parts

Started by Fred Kirby in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Fred Kirby 4 hours ago. 5 Replies

Has anyone purchased parts from a Cadillac parts supplier in California called Cadillac King. He has a roof from the windshield to the trunk for 1300.00 Just looking for some feedback.ThanksFredContinue

Current 1963/64 Cadillac Listings on eBay

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 17 hours ago. 0 Replies

To see all 1963/64 Cadillacs Listed on eBay in the USA…Continue

Tags: ebay

fuse-sized 40 amp circuit breaker?

Started by john kilbourne in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Wednesday. 4 Replies

The book says, for the windows on my 62 series convert, either a 25 amp normal fuse or a 40 amp CB,  circuit breaker. My local Advance store can't so far find such a thing, nor are there any on…Continue

1964 cadillac carb vacuum fitting

Started by Jay Waters in Wanted to Buy. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 on Wednesday. 4 Replies

Continue

Tags: to, brake, goes, It, one

Blog Posts

64 Power Servo vacuum leak

Posted by Kent Prows on June 27, 2020 at 4:02pm 0 Comments

I finally got around to fixing a leak in my heater core.  I decided to check to see if there were any other obvious issues while I had everything torn apart.  When I put a vacuum directly (bypassing the transducer) to the power servo it gets to about 10" and then slowly leaks back to zero.  The fan will not go to full and the mode door will not open completely.  I have read a couple of other posts that said they repaired the power servo leaks.  How?  Does anyone have one to sell?  I just…

Continue

63 Caddy Horn

Posted by Robert Alan Shannon on May 27, 2020 at 9:25am 9 Comments

 Just noticed a 1963  Caddy trumpet horn on Ebay. No part # given but some of his other items are 1963 specific, just throwin this out there, I have no connection to this listing .

Wiring connection help.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 24, 2020 at 9:15pm 2 Comments

Can someone help me figure where these connections go? I have a 64 60 special if it matters.…



Continue

Wood grain finally done.

Posted by Jimmy Davis on May 20, 2020 at 4:57pm 3 Comments

After years of wanting to, I finally redid my wood dash paneling on my 64 60s. Not too hard to do either.…

Continue

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service