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Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement Estimate for Dodge W350

Dodge W350 Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement costs $188 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1983 Dodge W350V8-5.9LService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$253.53Shop/Dealer Price$307.45 - $442.69
1992 Dodge W350V8-5.9LService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$473.17Shop/Dealer Price$582.06 - $882.07
1982 Dodge W350V8-5.9LService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$258.53Shop/Dealer Price$311.79 - $446.53
1990 Dodge W350L6-5.9L Turbo DieselService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$196.53Shop/Dealer Price$237.94 - $331.73
1993 Dodge W350L6-5.9L Turbo DieselService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$473.17Shop/Dealer Price$580.83 - $879.93
1988 Dodge W350V8-5.9LService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$262.75Shop/Dealer Price$316.19 - $453.45
1985 Dodge W350V8-5.9LService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$258.53Shop/Dealer Price$311.07 - $445.28
1983 Dodge W350V8-5.2LService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$241.99Shop/Dealer Price$292.41 - $418.54
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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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Patrick

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Patrick
14 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Power Steering Pressure Hose - Richmond, Virginia
He was on time and very professional I would recommend him to others.

Patrick

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Patrick
32 years of experience
Dodge Grand Caravan - Power Steering Pressure Hose - San Marcos, Texas
Second time for Patrick and I could not be more happy with him. Since we had a major storm overnight I switched the location from work to home so he could use our garage and stay dry. He was able to make the adjustment with an hour's notice for a 7 am start time! Impressive. Thanks, P.

Sam

14 years of experience
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Sam
14 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Power Steering Pressure Hose - Bray, Oklahoma
He showed up on time. He was professional, performed the work quickly and correctly, and cleaned-up afterwards. I would definitely look to hire Sam again in the future.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
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Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Dodge Intrepid - Power Steering Pressure Hose - Charlotte, North Carolina
Jeffrey is a Godsend for me and my vehicle. I have used him for 3 repair services and he has been able to be thorough throughout all of the repairs and make all of the recommendations that is necessary. When the actual auto shops were not even able to diagnose the problems or recommend me junking the vehicle, Jeffrey has been able to counter that and them some. he has even been able to solve the check engine light problem. Very convenient service and I am glad that it serves in Charlotte and he is a part of the team!!!

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