Friday, December 9, 2011

How to Remove Power steering Pressure Hose on Dodge Stratus

Its not that easy,its very time consuming job.
Here is the procedure for replacing the pressure hose be aware it pays 3 hours for a pro to do so an amature should set aside a full weekend the power steering hoses are a royal pain on this vehicle.



POWER STEERING FLUID PRESSURE HOSE

Service all power steering hoses with the vehicle raised on a hoist. Cap all open ends of hoses, power steering pump fittings and steering gear ports to prevent the entry of foreign material into the components.
WARNING: POWER STEERING OIL, ENGINE PARTS AND EXHAUST SYSTEM MAY BE EXTREMELY HOT IF ENGINE HAS BEEN RUNNING. DO NOT START ENGINE WITH ANY LOOSE OR DISCONNECTED HOSES. DO NOT ALLOW HOSES TO TOUCH HOT EXHAUST MANIFOLD OR CATALYST.

REMOVE

NOTE: To service the power steering pressure hose on this vehicle, the front suspension crossmember and steering gear will need to be lowered away from the body and frame of the vehicle. This is required for access to the power steering hose connections on the side of the steering gear. Refer to the steering gear service procedure in this group of the service manual for the required procedure for removal of the front suspension crossmember.
  1. Raise vehicle on jack stands or centered on a frame contact type hoist. See Hoisting in the Lubrication And Maintenance section in this manual, for the required lifting procedure to be used for this vehicle
    CAUTION: When lowering the front suspension crossmember, its installed position on the vehicle's body must be marked on the crossmember before it is lowered. Use procedure for the removal and replacement of the steering gear that is in this group of the service manual for the required procedure to locate and lower crossmember.
  2. Lower the front suspension crossmember far enough to gain access to the high and low pressure ports on the steering gear.
  3. Disconnect the power steering pressure hose Power Steering Hose Connections At Steering Gear at the power steering gear. Drain power steering fluid from power steering pump and hose through open end of hose.
  4. If vehicle is equipped with a 2.5 liter engine, remove the 2 routing brackets 2.5 Liter Power Steering Hose Routing attaching the power steering return hose to the power steering pressure hose routing brackets. Then remove the 2 bolts attaching the power steering pressure hose routing brackets to the cylinder head 2.5 Liter Power Steering Hose Routing

  1. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the pressure fitting on power steering pump Power Steering Pump Pressure Fitting
  2. Power steering fluid pressure hose is removed from the vehicle from the bottom rear of engine compartment.
  3. Discard all used O-rings located at ends of power steering pressure hose fittings.

INSTALL

  1. Install power steering pressure hose in vehicle from bottom of engine compartment using the reverse order of removal.
  2. Using a lint free towel, wipe clean all open power steering hose ends, and the power steering pump and steering gear ports.
  3. Install new O-rings on the power steering pressure hose fittings.
  4. Lubricate both O-rings using fresh clean power steering fluid.
  5. Attach power steering pressure hose to outlet fitting on power steering pump. Do not tighten or torque pressure fitting at this time.
    CAUTION: Hoses must remain away from exhaust system, vehicle components and unfriendly surfaces causing possible damage to power steering hoses.
  6. Correctly route power steering pressure hose avoiding tight bends or kinking of the hose. Install power steering pressure hose routing brackets and attaching bolts on engine.
  7. Route power steering pressure hose to pressure port on power steering gear. Install power steering pressure hose, on steering gear and loosely install tube nut into steering gear. Then using a crow foot, Power Steering Pressure Hose Tube Nut tighten the power steering pressure hose tube nut to a torque of 31 N·m (275 in. lbs.)
    CAUTION: When installing the front suspension crossmember, it must be installed back in the same location on the vehicle's body as when it was originally installed when the vehicle was built. Use procedure for installing the steering gear that is in this group of the service manual for the required procedure to install and locate crossmember.
  8. Raise the front suspension crossmember and steering gear back up into the vehicle. Refer to the steering gear service procedure in this group of the service manual for the required procedure to install the front suspension crossmember
    CAUTION: The tie strap must be installed on the power steering pressure hose and supply hose to ensure proper routing of the hoses.
  9. Install the tie-strap holding the power steering fluid supply hose to the power steering pressure hose.
  10. Lower vehicle.
  11. Start the engine and let run for a few seconds. then turn the engine off.
  12. Add fluid if necessary. Repeat the above procedure until the fluid level remains constant after running the engine.
  13. Raise front wheels of vehicle off the ground.
  14. Start the engine. Slowly turn the steering wheel right and left, lightly contacting the wheel stops. Then turn the engine off.
  15. Add power steering fluid if necessary.
  16. Lower the vehicle and turn the steering wheel slowly from lock to lock.
  17. Stop the engine. Check the fluid level and refill as required.
  18. If the fluid is extremely foamy, allow the vehicle to stand a few minutes and repeat the above procedure.
  19. After hose is installed, check for leaks at all hose connections.
here is a picture of the hose brackets you will need to feel for an inspection mirror is very helpful

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This basic details will help.Thanks.
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