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
2009 Buick LaCrosse $251 $47.56 $203.00 30% $359.31
2012 Lotus Evora $276 $184.65 $91.00 15% $324.40
2005 Chrysler 300 $130 $60.16 $70.00 22% $167.66
2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV $175 $55.58 $119.00 26% $238.33
2014 Lincoln MKT $351 $161.63 $189.00 22% $451.88
2010 Porsche 911 $613 $311.76 $301.00 20% $774.01
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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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Chris shows up on time, is very professional, and talks with me about the most effective way to keep the vehicle in good working order without spending money unnecessarily.
1999 GMC K1500 SUBURBAN - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - GLENDALE, ARIZONA

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Ben showed up earlier than expected, which was good on my part. Fixed everything that had to be done, and did a phenomenal job. I would recommend him to do work on my vehicles and anybody else’s vehicle. Thanks again Ben for your work.
2004 LINCOLN AVIATOR - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - SPRING, TEXAS

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Shaun is very experienced mechanic and he fixed the issues in real quick time. Came on time and also did a free inspection for the potential issues. Great attitude towards his work. I like him would like to call him again to fix any issues.
2009 NISSAN MURANO - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - FREMONT, CALIFORNIA

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Ben is a pro! thanks for the great job.
2001 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE - POWER STEERING PRESSURE HOSE - HUMBLE, TEXAS

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