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Audi TT Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement costs $776 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2004 Audi TTL4-1.8L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$1648.53Shop/Dealer Price$2060.14 - $3248.33
2002 Audi TTL4-1.8L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$1648.53Shop/Dealer Price$2060.03 - $3248.15
2003 Audi TTL4-1.8L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$1648.53Shop/Dealer Price$2060.14 - $3248.33
2001 Audi TTL4-1.8L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$1653.53Shop/Dealer Price$2063.88 - $3251.13
2005 Audi TTL4-1.8L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$1648.53Shop/Dealer Price$2063.08 - $3253.48
2008 Audi TTL4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$824.66Shop/Dealer Price$1024.69 - $1528.64
2009 Audi TTL4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$739.67Shop/Dealer Price$916.72 - $1403.43
2006 Audi TTL4-1.8L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$1621.57Shop/Dealer Price$2022.67 - $3185.01
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Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement Service

What is the power steering pressure hose and how does it work?

The power steering pressure hose transfers the high-pressure hydraulic output of the power steering pump to either a steering gear box or steering rack and pinion unit to create the power assist that you rely on when you turn the steering wheel. The pressure hose is only used in cars with a power steering pump and reservoir, so if you have a newer car you may have electric power steering instead. The pressure hose is relatively large in diameter in order to withstand high hydraulic pressure, flex as the engine moves and vibrates, and also withstand engine heat, accidental cuts, and abrasion.

When to the consider replacing the power steering pressure hose:

  • Groaning, whirring noise or difficulty steering. Noise, or difficulty turning the steering wheel, may reflect a low power steering fluid level, which could be due to a leak in a pressure hose, or a leak elsewhere in the power steering system. Although a leak in the pressure hose is a possible cause of a low fluid level, a mechanic will consider all other possible causes, too.
  • Visible fluid leaks. There are usually steel ferrules clamped onto each end of the rubber pressure hose. These ferrules are common leak points. If there is seepage from these ferrules, the pressure hose should be replaced.
  • Hose damage. If the hose has significant physical damage, such as cuts, abrasions, cracks, or heat damage, the hose should be replaced to avoid sudden hose failure.
  • Contaminated fluid. If rubber particles are found in the power steering fluid or reservoir, it means the interior of either the pressure hose or the return hose is deteriorating. All rubber hoses should be replaced and the system flushed. An in-line, aftermarket fluid filter might be required.
  • Hose age. Both the pressure and return hoses are rubber-based products with a limited service life. If the vehicle is more than 10 years old, and power steering components are being replaced, all the rubber hoses should be replaced during that service.

How do mechanics replace the power steering pressure hose?

The underhood routing of the power steering pressure hose varies greatly between car models. The repair procedure ranges from simple to quite involved. The basic steps are:

  • Raise car as needed and support with steel safety stands.
  • Unthread the pressure hose tube nuts, or banjo-style bolts, at each end of the pressure hose.
  • Remove pressure hose and inspect interior hose lining for separation, if visible.
  • Install a new hose, using a new sealing washer or O-ring seals as applicable, and paying particular attention to the required original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) torque value for the tube nuts or banjo bolts. Replace rubber return hose, if required, and with the authorization of the customer.
  • Once the system is fully sealed again, bleed or flush power steering system as required to remove all air and contaminants.
  • Finally, the engine is run, the car is test driven, and leaks are checked for at all connections.

Is it safe to drive with a power steering pressure hose problem?

No. The fluid in the power steering pressure hose is under very high pressure and flammable. A leak that sprays fluid into a hot engine part, such as the exhaust manifold, can cause a fire. Leaks that cause significant fluid loss can cause difficulty in steering and, if a leak causes the fluid level in the reservoir to drop too low, it can cause damage to the power steering pump too, necessitating the installation of not only a new hose but a new pump.

When replacing the power steering pressure hose keep in mind:

  • When the power steering hoses are replaced, the entire power steering system should be inspected.
  • Use only OEM specified power steering fluid in your power steering system.
  • If the pressure hose has deteriorated from the inside, the rubber return hose should be replaced as well and the system should be flushed. A mechanic might recommend the installation of an in-line filter to capture all debris.
  • Tube nuts and banjo bolts used to seal pressure hoses have OEM-specified torque values. Mechanics will use a calibrated torque wrench to tighten the connections.
  • Complete removal of air from the system can occasionally take some time, even after the normal bleeding procedure. During this time some mild noise may be heard when turning the steering wheel. If it persists more than a day or so, the system should be rechecked.

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Peter

42 years of experience
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Peter
42 years of experience
Audi TT - Crankcase Hose - Goodyear, Arizona
Arrived early and went to work. Was able to fix the problem and save me some money.

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Richard
20 years of experience
Audi TT - Coolant Temperature Switch (Sensor) - Mableton, Georgia
Very profesional and knowledgeable. Great mechanic.

Jason

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Jason
16 years of experience
Audi TT - Other Inspections - Pleasanton, California
Car - Audi TT Sports Jason has worked multiple times with my car. This appointment was wrt to some squeaking noises from the power steering. He inspected the car, and quickly found the sensor to be defective. We went ahead to order the part, and Jason would fix it in the next appointment. Jason has deep mechanical knowledge of car(mine is European). He diagnoses, the problems very accurately, and explains very well. Jason also goes the extra mile, helping to buy the correct item. All in all, i would recommend him very highly, and would reach out to him for further repairs.

Bryan

13 years of experience
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Bryan
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Audi TT - Radiator Flush - Waldorf, Maryland
Bryan was very professional and knowledgeable. Feel very confident with his work on my somewhat quirky 2000 Audi TT.

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