Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Power Steering Hose

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Cost of Replacing a Bad or Failing Power Steering Hose

Common signs include difficulty steering, power steering fluid leaking, and low fluid levels. Our certified technicians can come to you and diagnose the problem. You will receive a $30 credit towards any follow-up repairs that result from the diagnostic. Following are example prices for Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement. Click on the button below to get an upfront quote for your car.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Subaru Legacy $250 $180.45 $70.00 13% $287.95
2014 Aston Martin V8 Vantage $254 $163.11 $91.00 16% $302.86
2004 Bentley Arnage $254 $163.11 $91.00 16% $302.86
2006 BMW X5 $270 $179.24 $91.00 15% $318.99
2012 Audi A3 $543 $451.72 $91.00 8% $591.47
2013 Porsche Cayenne $383 $292.49 $91.00 11% $432.24
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How to Diagnose a Bad or Failing Power Steering Hose?

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The power steering hose helps to transport the power steering fluid to the power steering rack and to the power steering pump from the reservoir. This fluid works on a pressurized system. There is a high pressure hose and a low pressure hose. The high pressure hose transports fluid from the pump to the rack. The low pressure hose transports the fluid back from the rack to the pump. If there is a leak or a clog in the hose, you may notice the following symptoms:

1. Steering Difficulty

One of the main symptoms the power steering hose is going bad or is failing is the steering wheel becomes difficult to turn. If there is not enough pressure in the system to get the power steering fluid to the rack, the vehicle will be difficult to turn or make maneuvers that would normally be no problem. As soon as this happens, contact a professional mechanic to have the power steering hose inspected and replaced if needed.

2. Leaking Fluid

If you notice power steering fluid dripping from your vehicle, there may be a leak in your power steering hose. The fluid is normally clear or an amber color, and tends to smell like burnt marshmallows. If the power steering fluid is old, it can be similar in color as engine oil, but it will still have that certain smell to it. In addition, the power steering fluid is a fire hazard so it should be cleaned up immediately and your vehicle should be inspected.

3. Low fluid levels

Check your power steering fluid regularly, and if you notice a sudden drop in fluids, this may be another sign that something is not right with your hose or power steering system. A possibility could be a leak in the power steering hose, or an issue with the power steering reservoir. A mechanic should diagnose this problem to ensure all the issues with the power steering are addressed. Leaking power steering fluid can damage the entire system if left unattended for too long.

As soon as you notice it is difficult to steer your vehicle, there is power steering fluid beneath your vehicle, or you are having to constantly replace your fluid, have a mechanic inspect the power steering hose as well as the system itself. Furthermore, the entire system may need to be flushed for optimal performance. Power steering is essential for your safety so this issue should be addressed right away.

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Vlad

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Vlad
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Hey he was on time, did a fantastic job, answered all of my questions.. And I didn't even have to leave the house or wait in some crummy waiting room!
2003 ACURA MDX - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

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Kenneth is come through again for me on my Lexus RX330. I have 200k miles on it and Kenneth keeps my vehicle running strong.
2005 LEXUS RX330 - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

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24 years of experience
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He completed the task very quickly and accurately. He is an expert who has been handling the Honda / Acura vehicle for over 25 years. I strongly recommend him someone who has Honda/Acura.
2007 HONDA PILOT - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA

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I showed up from a late night at work and Chris only had about a half left of work to do. He was courteous and professional. If I need to use YourMechanic again I will be looking for Chris.
2000 DODGE DURANGO - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - SHERWOOD, OREGON

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