Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(40)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(40)

Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement Service

How much does a Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement is $746 with $537 for parts and $209 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS500V8-5.0LService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$1326.76Shop/Dealer Price$1633.71 - $2467.92
Show example Mercedes-Benz CLS500 Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement prices

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(40)

Rating Summary
35
3
0
1
1
35
3
0
1
1

Ramon

7 years of experience
110 reviews
Ramon
7 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLS500 V8-5.0L - Door Mirror Replacement (Passenger Side) - Los Angeles, California
Went above and beyond and knew exactly what he was doing. Good guy!

Lucas

21 years of experience
885 reviews
Lucas
21 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLS500 V8-5.0L - Battery - Los Angeles, California
Excellent!!

Stanley

23 years of experience
27 reviews
Stanley
23 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLS500 V8-5.0L - Oil Change - Inglewood, California
Stanley was very professional

Terry

30 years of experience
223 reviews
Terry
30 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLS500 V8-5.0L - Car is making a noise - Scottsdale, Arizona
Very good 

Excellent Rating

(40)

Rating Summary
35
3
0
1
1
35
3
0
1
1
Number of Mercedes-Benz CLS500 services completed
440+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Hatch Lock Cylinder
Common signs include the hatch lock cylinder just spinning or not turning at all when you insert the key, and the key not even being able to go in.
How to Get a Smog Technician License
A smog technician license will allow a mechanic to perform smog inspections and repairs in states that require cars to undergo regular smog checks.
B1904 OBD-II Trouble Code: Air Bag Crash Sensor #2 Feed/Return Circuit Failure
B1904 means there is a circuit malfunction in the #2 airbag crash sensor, likely due to damaged electrical components or a bad sensor.

Possible clogged fuel filter

Hi there. While not common, clogged fuel filter can keep a vehicle from starting. For this to happen, the filter needs to be very clogged. If the filter is that clogged, the fuel pump is forced to work overtime to...

Timing issues? Weird noise when accelerating.

Hi there. Although it's true that faulty or incorrect ignition timing will impact how smooth an engine runs, other issues like mass air flow sensors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/mass-airflow-sensor-replacement), O2 sensors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/oxygen-sensor-replacement) and crankshaft position sensors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/crankshaft-position-sensor-replacement) can also cause similar symptoms. The...

My 2008 Kawasaki KFX 450R keeps having the fuel pump fuse blown even after we replaced it.

It is quite possible that during a jump, some of the wiring may have been jarred loose or potentially caused a grounding problem for the fuel pump resulting in the fuel pump fuse continuously popping when the current is not...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com