07 KJ - Rack and pinion hydraulic transfer tubing?

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  1. Nightpath

    Nightpath New Member

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    Hi

    My 07 KJ has a rack and pinion hydraulic transfer tube line spraying power steering fluid all over.

    Is this tube the same on the 06-07 KJ as it is on the 02-05? The only ones I can find are for the earlier version of the KJ. The rack and pinion also have different part numbers but look almost the same.

    Barring the part not being the same does anyone know the size of the tubing used? I could probably get some copper-nickel brake line and make them.
     
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    renegade 04 Full Access Member

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    I would try a junk yard to get a used line.
     
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    If its the high pressure line going to your rack then any year will work. Alternatively you can cut off the fittings off your failed line and got to a hydrualic hose place and get a new line with compression fittings. Bring in your old hose so they can size them for the compression fittings.

    Just make you new line longer than the original one with little consequences. Every one that has failed on me has been in the hoses and not at the fittings.

    You will loose the bracket behind the Left headlight unless you want to put the new hose in it and rivet it in place. Personally i see no need to do this. Mine lasted for ~3 years when i sold it with it in place. No leaks and a drastic change from the line blowing annually when it hits -40 for the first time each year.
     
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    The soft flexible lines aren't an issue. On the rack and pinion itself are 2 hard lines, similar to brake lines. One is spraying because of corrosion.

    Not sure if I attached the picture right, but it's 1 of the lines from an older rack and pinion
     

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    Here's a pic off the 07 KJ. Is this the same as the older style?

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    HoosierJeeper Gold Supporter/Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Looks the same to me I guess
     
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    It's not the same piece. Shaped right but the tip is different
     
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    I know an old thread. You remember where this line was ordered from?