I've removed/reinstalled that line multiple times and have never had an issue with it. I believe each time I've used a line wrench and regular box-end wrench with no issue. I've never had to use any specialty tools for the power steering line which is most likely why it's not mentioned.I actually had to buy a ratcheting crowfoot wrench for $30. I’m confused as to why no guides mention having to do that. Most guides just say “take off the delivery line”
The rubber section off of the pump should be fully flexible, it may be stiff since it's rated for very high pressures but it should be able to flex just fine. Off of the top of my head I think I remember having the intake cobra removed the last time I removed one, but I'm certain I've taken off the hose without removing the cobra as well. Without seeing it in front of me it's hard to visualize what needs to be done to remove it.I’m thinking that the rubber line portion of the hose that sits directly below the pump is made to be rubber so that the line can be slightly twisted, but mine is very stiff and brittle as rubber lines get?
Can’t think of any other reason as to why I’m having so much trouble
What did you pull off to gain access to the hose?