I replaced the leaky power steering return line on my 4Runner. It was a real bear to get to the steering box end of the hose.

Part number 44406 in the above diagram. 44413 - the high pressure feed line - is rusted to death and should burst any day now, but it’s gonna be the garage that does that one. Too many parts have to come off to get to it properly.


Knuckles scored, arm scraped, that’s after the first attempt at washing all the mess off. Doesn’t look that bad, but my skin was so full of ATF that I was still completely waterproof. The hair was so black with crud I thought i might need to shave it off... and I was wearing gloves and a long sleeve shirt!

I am very proud of me at this moment.