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How much does it cost to replace an air injection hose?

You can expect an average total replacement cost of $200 for an air injection hose, with $84 for parts and $117 for mechanic labor. The exact price will depend on your vehicle.
How long does it take to replace an air injection hose? In general, it takes around 1.0 hours hours for a certified mechanic to complete the job. Your mechanic will perform a preliminary inspection to determine if a replacement is necessary, then follow through with the full replacement. 
Here’s an overview of air injection hose replacement costs for different vehicles:
Air injection hose replacement cost for various vehicles
Estimate DateCustomerCarFair Cost EstimateParts CostLabor CostLabor Time
June 5, 2024
Mazda CX-5
$211
$114
$98
1.0 Hours
June 2, 2024
Kia Sorento
$232
$114
$118
1.0 Hours
May 31, 2024
Saturn SKY
$164
$50
$115
1.0 Hours
May 29, 2024
Geo Prizm
$190
$50
$140
1.0 Hours
May 28, 2024
Subaru XV
$171
$50
$122
1.0 Hours
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How did we estimate these prices?

Jerry's experts researched and collected data from 2500+ real repair shops in all 50 states in the US, including everything from the total cost of repair services to the hourly labor cost for mechanic labor in each shop. We combined that data with our expert database of hundreds of real repair jobs, thousands of real cars, millions of real car part prices in order to best estimate the cost of each repair service. Our labor cost estimate is calculated by taking the average hourly labor rate for a certified mechanic in the US, times the number of hours it takes on average to complete a repair. We recommend you compare your local shops with Jerry and contact those shops directly to get final pricing for your vehicle.

What parts do I need for an air injection hose replacement and how much do they cost?

The air injection hose is a simple component of your vehicle’s emissions system. While this system has several parts, the air injection hose is only a single part—if it breaks, it’s generally the only part you’ll need to replace
Luckily, a new hose won’t break the bank. The average total cost for a new air injection hose is between $40.62 and $49.64.
However, depending on the extent of damage and where the problem is, several other parts in the emissions system could need replacing and may cost more. These include: 
  • PCM
  • Air injection relay
  • Air injection pump
  • Hoses
  • Valves
You can purchase air injection hose parts for your car from auto parts stores like AutoZone, NAPA Auto Parts, and Advance Auto Parts, as well as online retailers such as Amazon and RockAuto. Three brands we recommend for air injection hose parts are Dorman, Gates, and ACDelco. However, the best part and brand for your air injection base will vary depending on your vehicle’s year, make, and model.
The air injection hose is part of the emissions system. Its job is to ensure sufficient clean air and oxygen are supplied to the engine. The hose must have the proper shape and flexibility to allow for proper fit in the engine compartment and good flow characteristics.
Most automotive stores—in-store and online—will sell new aftermarket air injection hoses. You can also find them through online auto parts stores like AutoZone, NAPA Auto Parts, and Advance Auto Parts and stores like Amazon and RockAuto. If you’re looking for OEM parts, you may have to contact your local dealership.

Where can I get my air injection hose replaced?

With the rundown on 2,500+ vetted repair shops nationwide, Jerry's
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can make the search for a mechanic to replace your air injection hose a lot easier.
Jerry's GarageGuard™ compares fair price estimates from local shops using actual hourly rates. You’ll be able to budget for diagnostic fees and see reviews from previous customers to make sure you’ll be happy with your service.
Here’s a look at some of our vetted shops below—and you can download the app to compare car repair quotes in your area.
159 Reviews
Empire Auto Repair & Tire Center
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100 E Dyer Rd, Santa Ana, CA
Air Injection Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$173
(Parts - $45, Labor - $128)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$100
161 Reviews
Jacques Automotive
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1940 Main St, Longmont, CO
Air Injection Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$173
(Parts - $45, Labor - $128)
177 Reviews
54th Street Auto Center
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415 W 54th St, New York, NY
Air Injection Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$233
(Parts - $45, Labor - $188)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$191
138 Reviews
TNT Automotive Repair
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6733 Baker Blvd C, Richland Hills, TX
Air Injection Hose Replacement Cost
Fair Cost Estimate for This Shop
$191
(Parts - $45, Labor - $146)
Shop Diagnostic Fee
(Included in service charges)
$125
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How did we vet these shops?

Jerry experts researched 2500+ real repair shops across the US. We talked to real shop customers, and analyzed both real shop pricing data and thousands of real customer reviews from each shop to verify them individually. We do not partner with the shops listed above, and our analysis is always unbiased.

How will a mechanic replace my air injection hose?

A mechanic will usually complete the following steps to replace your air injection hose:
  • Thoroughly examine all air injection hoses
  • Identify the malfunctioning (usually cracked) hose
  • Remove and replace the cracked hose
  • Make sure the Air Pump is working properly
  • Inspect all valves and system hoses to confirm they’re in working order

What happens if I don’t replace the air injection hose?

The purpose of an air injection hose is to deliver extra air to the exhaust system to convert carbon monoxide to carbon dioxide. Simply put, it takes air from outside your car and pumps it to the exhaust system. If the air injection hose fails or is faulty, the exhaust system will have low air intake. Although you may not notice a significant decrease in your car’s performance, your vehicle will deliver more pollutants into the air and may not pass emissions testing.

What is an air injection hose replacement?

The air injection hose is one piece of a larger air injection system, which, as a whole, pulls air from outside of your car and makes sure it gets to your car’s exhaust system, where it converts CO into CO2. The air injection hose’s job is to pump the clean air into the exhaust system. If it ceases to perform this essential function, it needs to be replaced.
Given their high usage, air injection hoses crack over time, so it’s important to get them inspected regularly.
It’s recommended that you replace your air injection hose when your air injection hose ceases to pump outside air into your car’s exhaust system properly.

How do I know if my air injector hose needs replacing?

There are two common clues that you need to replace your air injection hose
  • Your check engine light turns on
  • Your vehicle fails its latest emissions inspection
If either has happened recently to your car, you may need an air injection hose replacement and should seek a mechanic’s professional opinion immediately.

How often should the air injection hose be replaced?

Whenever your engine is on, the air injection hose is working. But unlike some car components, you may never need to replace your air injection hose. The hose’s life expectancy isn’t measured by how often you drive or your mileage. That said, any type of hose is vulnerable to deterioration with age. The rubber can become brittle and crack, so it’s best to check your air injection hose during routine car maintenance to ensure it’s in working condition.

Can I replace the air injection hose myself?

If your air injection hose needs replacing, it’s generally a pretty quick job that can be done at home with the right tools and equipment. But if you’re not comfortable under the hood of a car or don’t have much automotive knowledge, it’s best to leave the air injection hose replacement to a professional mechanic.

FAQs

Every vehicle has an emissions system designed to reduce the pollution the car emits. The air injection hose is an important part of the secondary air injection system that provides extra air into the system to help convert the exhaust fumes (carbon monoxide) into a less toxic byproduct, carbon dioxide (CO2).
Regular inspections of the air injection hose are important to ensure it’s working correctly. The most common symptoms of a bad or failing air injection hose are:
  • Signs of wear or damage
  • Idling issues
  • Check engine light is illuminated
The average repair cost for an air injection hose is $200. You’ll pay about $84 for parts and $117 for labor. However, you may pay more or less than the average cost due to differences in the parts needed for different vehicle makes and models. You could also have additional costs if other parts, such as the catalytic converter, are damaged and need replacing.

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