What is a power steering pressure hose replacement?

During this service, the mechanic will inspect the power steering pressure hose for damage and leaks and replace it.
The cost to replace the power steering pressure hose can range between $174 and $400 depending on the car you drive and labor costs.

How to replace a power steering pressure hose

Here are the basic steps your mechanic will complete to replace the power steering pressure hose:
  • Unthread the tube nuts on each end of the pressure hose.
  • Remove the pressure hose and inspect it for visible damage.
  • Install and seal the new pressure hose by applying the correct torque value for the tube nuts.
  • Flush the power steering system to remove air and contaminants.
  • Test drive the car and check connections for leaks.
Because the under-hood routing of the power steering pressure hose varies between car models, the process to replace a power steering pressure hose can be simple or quite involved.

When do I need to replace my power steering pressure hose?

It is not safe to drive with a faulty power steering pressure hose and you should have it replaced immediately if you notice:
  • Groaning, whirring noise, or difficulty steering.
  • Fluid leaks.
  • Physical damage to your power steering pressure hose.
  • Contaminated steering fluid.
If there is a leak in your power steering pressure hose the fluid running through it is flammable and can cause a fire. A leaking pressure hose can also cause irreparable damage to the power steering pump.

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