Just spent weekend installing rack and pinion on the 2001 Odyssey. It wasn't easy but I did it except for one big hitch.
The rebuilt gearbox has crossed threads where the feed line flare nut screws in. I carefully advanced the nut into the valve body as far as I could without rounding the bolt (nut). But there were plenty of thread left. Sure enough it leaked when I added ps fluid and started the car.
I tried to contact the seller today get his advice or an idea of what to do. I do not want to remove that gear box !! I talked to his receptionist and said he would call and bla bla never heard from him. Emailed him and nothing.
So with renewed determination this evening after work I backed the nut out and tried again every which way to get it to thread in. After the flare wrenches were staring to round the bolt I used gripping pliers and continued to slowly screw it in (mistake?) I just wanted it to work. Still a lot of threads showing and it still leaks see photo and video.
What can I do?
Notice the fluid is coming out of the center hole of the nut (not the threads) where the line goes into the hole of the nut. Am I correct that tightening down the nut seals this up?