14-6. STEERING HOSES AND FITTINGS REPLACEMENT
This Task Covers:
Tools and Special Tools
Sealant, loctite (Item 28, Appendix C)
Tool Kit, General Mechanic's: Automotive
Tags (Item 38, Appendix C)
(Item 18, Appendix F)
Container, 6 gal (22.7 l) capacity
Cap and Plug Set (Item 3, Appendix F)
Preformed Packings (11)
Vehicle parked on level ground
· Hydraulic oil in system can be under pressures over 3000 psi with engine OFF. ALWAYS relieve
pressure in hydraulic hoses before attempting to remove any component in hydraulic system. With
engine OFF, starter switch in RUN position, and attachment on ground, move control levers
through all operating positions several times to relieve hydraulic pressure. Relieve pressure in
hydraulic oil tank by loosening filler cap very slowly. Failure to follow these precautions could
result in serious injury or death to personnel.
· At operating temperatures, hydraulic oil is hot and under pressure. Hot oil can cause injury to
personnel. Allow hydraulic oil to cool before disconnecting any hydraulic hoses.
Wipe area clean around all hydraulic connections to be opened during removal and disassembly. Cap
oil hoses and plug holes. Contamination of hydraulic system could result in equipment failure.
Use suitable container to catch any hydraulic oil that may drain from system.