Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement at your home or office in Burlingame.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

538

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Joe

13 years of experience
359 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Joe was a little late but he texted me before our appointment to let me know. Once he arrived he was very professional and repaired my vehicle in an expert manner. He had all of the tools and parts needed to complete the job with him and there were no surprises.
Good experience

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Excellent service: honest, timely, explained thoroughly. Will book Lucas again for my car's repairs. I will recommend this mechanic to my friends. Thank you, Lucas.
Got me going again. All is well and good.

Manuel

13 years of experience
60 reviews
Manuel
13 years of experience
Work fast and give me all the information that I need.

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Great!

Scott

34 years of experience
601 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Very knowledgeable about my old GMC truck

Tien

21 years of experience
901 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien worked hard to fix my issues and shown to be very professional and knowledgeable.

Attila

17 years of experience
446 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Attila was awesome. He showed up and completed the work without any issues. He was polite and knowledgeable and professional. I will definitely ask for him again

Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Second time for Patrick and I could not be more happy with him. Since we had a major storm overnight I switched the location from work to home so he could use our garage and stay dry. He was able to make the adjustment with an hour's notice for a 7 am start time! Impressive. Thanks, P.

Nazareth

25 years of experience
91 reviews
Nazareth
25 years of experience
Great Mechanic worked fast

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
excellent professional


How much does Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement cost in Burlingame?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Burlingame. Our mechanics in Burlingame are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Burlingame.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Hyundai Santa Fe $311 $231.19 $79.99 8% $338.69
2005 Scion xA $732 $627.71 $103.98 4% $767.46
2009 Jeep Patriot $229 $100.64 $127.98 16% $272.64
2007 Mercedes-Benz ML500 $399 $255.00 $143.98 11% $448.50
2004 BMW 330Ci $361 $257.19 $103.98 9% $396.94
2009 Jaguar XK $341 $221.25 $119.98 10% $382.50

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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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