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What is the proper way to install the Teflon seals that are used to seal the pressure and return hoses at the steering rack and pinion? I finally got them on and not to leak, but it took a couple of tries. I have a 1992 Tuarus with the 3.0 Vulcan engine.

Also, any sources to get replacements other than a Ford dealer?

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Usually there are instructions with the hoses that say to stretch the teflon seals over a tapered drift before installing them on the fittings. If you are careful you can do it by hand. If you are REALLY careful you can re-use the teflon seals off the old hoses.

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Usually there are instructions with the hoses that say to stretch the teflon seals over a tapered drift before installing them on the fittings. If you are careful you can do it by hand. If you are REALLY careful you can re-use the teflon seals off the old hoses.
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I push them over a tapered drift and run them under hot water to help them stretch a little bit.

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The one seal that I DIDN'T have any trouble with was the seal that I carefully re-used. It was uniformly flat and snugged up right against the fitting. I think I over stretched the first new one and it didn't seal uniformly when tightened.

Is there any source for these seals other than the dealer?

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Expand these teflon seals over a 3/8" drive 10mm deep socket (Craftsman). Works like a charm.

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