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Old 07-10-2013, 05:58 AM
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Saginaw power steering pump return line

Well, fitting the steering shafts wasn't too bad, but now I find the return line on the P/S pump hits it and has got to move. See arrow.

The straight area is too short to get a compression fitting onto it, it bends too close to the body.

I'm thinking of going at it with a hacksaw followed with a little silver solder and a piece of copper pipe. Anyone have a better plan?

Do you think I can loosen the original joint (silver solder???) and swing it a few degrees?

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You could try a tubing bender to 'unbend' it some. Soldering it or undoing the existing connection and re-soldering it is asking for a leak, plus I don't think silver solder will stick to chrome.

You can't shorten it enough to make it work?

Also, the return line is low pressure, why are you trying to use a compression fitting, for looks?
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You could try a tubing bender to 'unbend' it some. Soldering it or undoing the existing connection and re-soldering it is asking for a leak, plus I don't think silver solder will stick to chrome.

You can't shorten it enough to make it work?

Also, the return line is low pressure, why are you trying to use a compression fitting, for looks?
The pump itself is in the way of the bender I've got. Before I start mucking it up I though I'd explore some alternatives. The compression fitting would be used to avoid soldering.

I may try some gentle persuasion with a home-made bender.
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i just grabbed mine with a pair of channel locks and bent it.. but then.. I wasn't working with a chrome piece either..
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Problem solved - the easy way

I located a bracket that mounts the pump 1" higher.

Now.... plenty of room.
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