QUOTE (Stimpy @ Dec 20 2016, 08:57 PM)
The lines to the shock look ok on mine too, but while I am at it, I would replace them as well. I have heard of someone having the hose from the bleed nipple to the accumulator in the left front wheel well burst on them, so I would do that one also for completeness.
Yes, please share any and all of your tips and tricks! I am planning to do these hoses soon. I have heard that you are better to take of the wheel well liner in the right rear wheel to get the hose off on that end. Is that what you did?
Were you able to take the long hose out as a complete unit, or did you have to cut it into sections to thread it out? And did you follow the exact route of the original hose, or take an alternate routing?
I have a 4 post lift so can work underneath it.
Connect a pipe to the bleed nipple in the front boot and then undo it to remove the fluid that is under pressure, then you can remove the long hose - I didn't and it spurts out all over the place...
You then just feed / pull it out.
It is zip tied along the transmission tunnel at various hard to reach places - it was fitted before the engine and transmission. There were a couple of zip ties above the gearbox that I couldn't get to so yes I cut the hose in half. It was a pig to cut through. You need to cut the banjo connector off the end as this bit wont go through the zip tie.
The rear half is then fed up under the heat shield by the exhaust.
It then goes under the coolant tank, through the metal bracket on the fuel filters. I moved the coolant tank to the side, but you don't need to remove it. As it goes through the metal bracket on the fuel filters you need to feed it through it wont lift out. The air box needs to come out as it runs behind this.
I tried for hours to get a spanner on the bolt connecting it to the pump - a real pig of a job.
You can remove the wheel and wheel arch liner and the bolt is right there infront of you, undone in seconds.
You then need to re fit.
I worked back to front.
The tricky areas were getting the full length through the fuel filter bracket and down by the exhaust- the hose doesn't flex that well and you need to make sure that it is not under excessive stress when routed. Refit the heat shield.
I found that pushing a piece of wire past the transmission and then hooking the wire around the banjo connector allowed me to pull it through. Zip tie it where you can.
Feeding it back into the front boot compartment was hassle as there is a lot in the way, but again a bit of wire allows you to pull it through.
Not a had job once you remove the rear wheel - a real pig if you don't.
Let me know if you get stuck.