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Saab 9-3 Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement costs $487 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1999 Saab 9-3L4-2.3L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$905.44Shop/Dealer Price$1108.13 - $1649.94
2000 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$905.44Shop/Dealer Price$1108.28 - $1650.20
2006 Saab 9-3V6-2.8L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$981.66Shop/Dealer Price$1199.77 - $1794.05
2009 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$497.27Shop/Dealer Price$610.77 - $908.67
2010 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$497.27Shop/Dealer Price$606.70 - $901.56
1999 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$905.44Shop/Dealer Price$1100.39 - $1636.40
2003 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$917.94Shop/Dealer Price$1117.19 - $1656.42
2011 Saab 9-3L4-2.0L TurboService typePower Steering Pressure Hose ReplacementEstimate$490.27Shop/Dealer Price$600.23 - $895.48
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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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Jason

9 years of experience
16 reviews
Jason
9 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Power Steering Pressure Hose - Mesa, Arizona
Great guy that did a great job! He was the perfect mechanic to do my power steering job! Thank you Jason!

Travis

10 years of experience
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Travis
10 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Oil/Fluid Leak - Dallas, Texas
Travis is a mechanic you can trust to diagnose and correct your automotive problems.There should be more like him.

Dante

34 years of experience
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Dante
34 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - Oil Change - Seal Beach, California
My appointment got cancelled twice because another mechanic called James had isssues. Dantenna was great!

Peter

41 years of experience
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Peter
41 years of experience
Saab 9-3 - 30,000 Miles Maintenance Service - Scottsdale, Arizona
Peter was awesome! He even taught me things about my car I never knew including explaining about the air pressure in my tires for the extreme temperatures in the southwest environment. He was extremely professional and knowledgeable. It's difficult to find mechanics that service a SAAB where I live or that I would trust working on my car. He made an adjustment to my window that would not close all the way at no extra charge. Peter completed my 30,000 mile service at a cost much less than I would have paid at the dealer and did not try to tell me I needed things I didn't need that the dealer often did. It's difficult to find service people to come out to the rural area where I live. I totally trust Peter with my car repairs and maintenance. Was pleasantly surprised by the entire experience. Having a record online of my repairs and maintenance is an added benefit. Will never take my car to the dealer again. Look forward to the next time I need service instead of dreading it. Highly recommend Peter and this company. Have told all my friends and family about it. Thank you so much Peter!

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