Q: Power Steering Hard Line Hose.

asked by on

We had a leak in the power steering. We dug through and found where it was leaking. It was NOT the regular hoses. It was a crack in the metal hard pressure hose. We are having a hard time finding the name of the hose to buy a replacement part. We have also talked to mechanics in our area who act like they don't have a clue what hoses we are talking about. Help!

My car has 130000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hello. Steel tubing is used in BOTH pressure and return lines. It is used in relatively low pressure return lines to protect the line from mechanical damage. You can trace both lines back from the reservoir, or the pump, to identify whether the segment you need is a return line or the pressure line. If you need someone to take a look at this, a qualified pro, like one from YourMechanic, can inspect the power steering leak and can replace the hose for you once the correct part is identified.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Power Steering Hard Line Hose.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: My car hesitates upon acceleration

This may be a sign of a faulty fuel pump or fuel pressure regulator. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the fuel system is primed with fuel at a specific...

Q: Steering wheel stiff when parking

Hey there. The two main components for your power steering system are the steering pump and the rack & pinion steering unit. If the power steering pump was run low on fluid for a period of time, it may have...

Q: Q: Steering Problems

Hi there. It's difficult to ascertain what may be stopping your vehicle while turning. Oversized tires on your vehicle may be rubbing, causing the vehicle to a stop. If the vehicle is four-wheel drive, there may be a possibility it...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
P2428 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Gas Temperature Too High Bank 1
P2428 code definition A P2428 trouble code signifies that the PCM has detected a problem in the exhaust gas temperature sensor circuit in bank 1, which subsequently contains the number one...