Nissan NX Power Steering Pump 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

(56)

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

(56)

Power Steering Pump Replacement Estimate for Nissan NX

Nissan NX Power Steering Pump Replacement costs $379 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1991 Nissan NXL4-2.0LService typePower Steering Pump ReplacementEstimate$614.33Shop/Dealer Price$749.01 - $1111.22
1993 Nissan NXL4-2.0LService typePower Steering Pump ReplacementEstimate$584.33Shop/Dealer Price$719.04 - $1081.27
1991 Nissan NXL4-1.6LService typePower Steering Pump ReplacementEstimate$621.83Shop/Dealer Price$765.91 - $1156.26
1992 Nissan NXL4-2.0LService typePower Steering Pump ReplacementEstimate$584.33Shop/Dealer Price$719.00 - $1081.20
1993 Nissan NXL4-1.6LService typePower Steering Pump ReplacementEstimate$621.83Shop/Dealer Price$765.94 - $1156.30
1992 Nissan NXL4-1.6LService typePower Steering Pump ReplacementEstimate$621.83Shop/Dealer Price$765.91 - $1156.26
Show example Nissan NX Power Steering Pump Replacement prices

Power Steering Pump Replacement Service

What is the power steering pump and how does it work?

The power steering pump is a belt-driven or electric-driven hydraulic pump that generates the hydraulic pressure needed to provide power steering assist. It develops output pressures of 1,000 PSI or more. The pump output is directed to the steering gear, often a rack and pinion type unit, where the hydraulic pressure pushes on the steering rack, greatly reducing the effort it would otherwise take to turn the steering wheel.

Power Steering

When to consider replacing the power steering pump:

  • Groaning or whining noise when turning. Noise can occur if there is wear on the pump bearings or impeller vanes. A low fluid level or trapped air can also cause noises. If the pump has already been operating while dry, adding fluid may not resolve the noise and replacement of the pump might be necessary.
  • Power steering fluid leaks. Leaks can develop at pump seals, threaded connections, hoses, or on the steering rack and pinion unit. Pump seal leaks will generally require a replacement.
  • Difficult steering. Should you notice it is harder to turn the steering wheel, it might mean the power steering pump output pressure is too low, or there could be blockages in the pump or lines.
  • Damage to the pump pulley. Should the pump pulley become damaged or is loose on the pump shaft, you might detect vibration, drive belt damage, or hard steering. Either the pulley will have to be serviced or the pump assembly replaced.

How do mechanics replace the power steering pump?

  • If driven by a drive belt, the power steering pump is bolted to the engine via a bracket that allows for adjustment of the pump drive belt. Once the engine is cold, and safe to work on, the drive belt is removed.
  • If driven by an electric pump, the pump may be mounted in conjunction with the steering shaft or in conjunction with the steering rack. With either a drive belt or electric pump, removal of any dash, panel, or steering components is performed to access the pump.
  • The threaded connectors to the pump inlet and outlet are loosened and removed.
  • Any mounting bolts and brackets are removed so the pump can be removed.
  • If the old pump has failed catastrophically, or there is reason to suspect contaminants in the power steering hoses, the system is flushed.
  • The new pump is bolted on, the pressure and return hoses attached and the system is bled of all air. If pump is belt-driven, it is tightened to the manufacturer’s specification.
  • Finally, the engine is run and the car is road tested to confirm normal steering effort. If a new drive belt was installed, belt tension is measured again, and adjusted as needed, after the belt has run for a few minutes.

Is it safe to drive with a power steering pump problem?

No. If the power steering pump is operated without an adequate amount of fluid, and the pump reservoir will not hold fluid due to a large leak. The pump could seize, which would snap the serpentine belt and likely leave you stranded. If the pump turns and there is adequate fluid, but there is no power assist, it will require much greater effort to turn the steering wheel, and that presents inherent safety risks. Generally, the wisest course is to seek immediate repairs if you suspect a problem with any component in your car’s power steering system.

When replacing the power steering pump keep in mind:

  • Any belts driving the pump should be inspected and replaced as needed. The pump will only produce the required hydraulic pressure if it is driven by the belt at an adequate speed.
  • Power steering leaks from aged rubber hoses, particularly where the rubber is crimped to the steel tube, are not unusual and should be carefully inspected. The system operates under high pressure. The fluid is flammable, and if leaking fluid happens to contact a hot engine part, a fire might result. You always want to be sure the hoses and connections are sound.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Nissan mechanics

Real customer reviews from Nissan owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(56)

Rating Summary
51
3
1
0
1
51
3
1
0
1

Joshua

27 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
27 years of experience
Nissan NX L4-2.0L - My car will not shift from reverse to first gear. My gears are stuck. (Inspection) - Pinole, California
Joshua was professional. Came a few minutes early and introduced himself. Very helpful and gave me a great idea as to what was going on with my car. I'm very pleased with the results. Thanks again. I will be using using your services in the future. :)

Scott

36 years of experience
867 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Nissan Altima L4-2.5L - Power Steering Pump Replacement - Queen Creek, Arizona
Very knowledgeable and all around Good Guy and Awesome mechanic

Edgar

8 years of experience
202 reviews
Edgar
8 years of experience
Nissan Altima L4-2.5L - Power Steering Pump - Austin, Texas
Edgar was great and provided excellent service! He was very thorough and made sure that everything was good to go.

Scott

36 years of experience
867 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Nissan Altima L4-2.5L - Power Steering Pump - Phoenix, Arizona
On time and did a great job.

Excellent Rating

(56)

Rating Summary
51
3
1
0
1
51
3
1
0
1
Number of Nissan Power Steering Pump Replacement services completed
616+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Nissan MECHANICS
1500+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

What Size Windshield Wipers Are Right for My Car?
On On your car’s windshield, the wiper blades each operate in a smooth semi-circle motion from the wiper arm pivot. The wipers clear the view in front of the driver and front passenger and clear the center of the rear...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Acura RL
The The 2012 Acura RL is a luxury four-door sedan that offers a decent amount of interior space and seating, as well as appreciable performance (although it’s limited to just a V6 engine). The RL ended production after the 2012...
P3427 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cylinder 4 Deactivation/Intake Valve Control Circuit Low
What What the P3427 code means When starting, and when the vehicle is operating under heavy weight, the engine will operate in V8 mode. But when driving conditions are light, the engine will deactivate 4 of the 8 cylinders, thereby...

Wheel is free but the key won't turn

You should try a different key if you have a spare one to try. If the spare key turns the ignition now then the original key is worn and needs replaced.If you do not have an extra key then look...

2003 Chavy Trailblazer wil not accelerate over 40 mph

Hi There, What you are describing sounds like you may have a clogged catalytic converter. The catalytic converter converts toxic exhaust gases into less harmful pollutants that are suitable to be expelled into the atmosphere. When the catalytic converter is...

Exhaust Manifold cracked, does the catalytic converter have to be replaced too?

He's correct in that the sienna catalyst is integral with the exhaust manifold. That is done by the manufacturer to ensure that the catalyst reaches operating temperature as quickly as possible. It's not true of all cars so your friends...

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