Q: The shop is saying the power steering pump is bad and it needs a new line for $820

asked by on

All of the power steering fluid started leaking out all over the front half of the motor. We took it to the shop and they say the power steering pump was bad and the power steering line was bad, they say it would be a seven hour job and would cost $820.00 to fix. Is this estimation right.

My car has 165500 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: Hello, thanks for writing in about your Pon...

Hello, thanks for writing in about your Pontiac G6. If the power steering hose leaked out all of the fluid then I'm not sure as to why you would need to replace the whole pump. You could just replace the pressure line first to see if it fixes the issue as it may work correctly afterwards. I'd recommend getting another opinion from a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, who can diagnose the power steering leak and suggest what to do from there. Good luck.

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Car has little vibration. I wonder that is problem cause of power steering wheel fluid or other reason.

Hello. If you have a vibration in the steering, it more than likely has nothing to do with the power steering fluid. The pump would make noise if it needed the fluid also. If it vibrates when hitting the brakes,...

Q: Abs lights are on can i take fuse out to take the emissions test and pass?

Hi there: To answer your question in one word - NO, it won't pass. Depending on the state you live, the emissions test will also include a safety inspection that will verify that the electrical system is working correctly. Plus,...

Q: leaking gas underneath. right where the transmission cover is. right at the very end bolt of the trans bolts rear bolts

Hello. A fuel leak from underneath the vehicle is probably going to be caused by a faulty fuel line. I would carefully examine all the fuel lines that run underneath the vehicle, placing extra attention on the ones that run...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.