I'm trying to replace the power steering hose in a 2005 Honda Odyssey. It doesn't seem like it would be too difficult a job except for removing the line from the steering box.
I've got a Craftsman flare nut wrench. I've tried pouring hot water on the steering box and dripping penetrating oil on the threads. Using another wrench in the jaws of the flare nut wrench for extra leverage, I've apparently started to round off the nut.
Does anyone have a suggestion? Stuff I've thought of doing:
Buy a more expensive flare nut wrench. I originally tried using a cheapo one that I already had, but that one didn't seem to work so well, so I bought a Craftsman one instead. The Craftsman one seems a bit stiffer than the cheapo one, but I'm kind of skeptical there'd be a huge difference between, say, a Snap-on and a Craftsman though.
Clamp a big vice grip onto the flare nut and use a pipe on it, I doubt it would grip as well as the flare nut wrench.
Cut the metal part of the line near the flare nut with a Dremel cutoff wheel. This would let me get a six point 14mm deep-well socket on it, I think. I'm worried that metal filings might make their way into the pump and damage it though. I looked at whether a bolt cutter would fit in there, but it appears that it would not.