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Old March 16th, 2021, 20:22
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Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

My power steering lines don't sit flush with the new Durango box. I can't remember if this is how it was with the stock box. The imgur link is a few pics of how the lines are sitting. They're tight at their current position in the pics. Okay or no?

https://imgur.com/gallery/J8no54X
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Old March 17th, 2021, 08:21
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

Does anybody know before I start buttoning things back up?
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Old March 17th, 2021, 08:58
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

If you have more than a couple of thread engagement and the lines aren't loose, you should be good to go. The seal is at the flared fitting, not the threads. Loosen the ferrule until you can barely move the lines in and out a bit then re-tighten. You should be able to tell if the ferrule is clamping down on the flared line.

I can check my durango box but it'll be a couple of hours.
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Old March 17th, 2021, 09:08
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

Perfect. Yeah, everything seems nice and tight so it should be fine. Thanks for the response! Can't wait to have tight steering again
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Old March 17th, 2021, 09:11
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

your pipe might he bent above the nut, hence the angle. but you may seal fine anyway. the rubber seal is somewhat forgiving. If available Id use a new seal, just cause its new, but if old seal,is undamaged it should be ok to use.

add a magnafine filter in the return line, keep the fluid clean
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Old March 17th, 2021, 10:04
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

I added new o-rings to each line at the box. When I replace the lines themselves I'll throw a filter on it - thanks for the idea
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Old March 21st, 2021, 07:02
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

Ever finish this up?
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Old March 21st, 2021, 08:42
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

I did! Unfortunately (if you read my other post) I sheared a UCA bolt so I have to fix that. But I did get to take it around the block before that happened. The steering is definitely much tighter and even a bit heavier. I'll have more of an opinion when I take her for an alignment on Tuesday.
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Old March 21st, 2021, 08:45
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Re: Swapped to a Durango box... PS line question

Here's a few pics comparing stock parts to what I installed. I forgot to get a good pic once I had everything plumbed back up. Shout out to JCROffroad for getting my spacer sent out so quickly.

https://imgur.com/gallery/u0nMNqB
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