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

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YourMechanic Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

541

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Patrick

31 years of experience
1054 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.
As always, Patrick was on time and fixed up what I needed in my car. I had another issue come up before my appointment and he was able to add that on as well. I only use Patrick if I'm using YourMechanic.

Steven

19 years of experience
200 reviews
Steven
19 years of experience
This is the third time I've used Steven for auto repairs and I'll keep using him.

Enrique

19 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
19 years of experience
Very professional, very knowledgeable

Clifton

28 years of experience
200 reviews
Clifton
28 years of experience
Clifton actually arrives early and got the job done in a timely manner. He is professional and a good dude all around. Highly recommend.

Theodore

14 years of experience
1095 reviews
Theodore
14 years of experience
Excellent job. Very efficient. Managed work space well. Very clean. I plan to hire Theodore for all my future automotive repairs that require a highly skilled and experienced mechanic.

Jerimiah

17 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
17 years of experience
outstanding

Joe

21 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
21 years of experience
Was very honest and willing to explain what he was doing every step of the way.

AL

10 years of experience
188 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Very personable and took his time to sure it was working properly.

Alfredo

19 years of experience
123 reviews
Alfredo
19 years of experience
I was very satisfied with Alfredo's work. He was efficient and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend him for future bookings.

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
Paul was prompt, professional, and most of all... knew what he was doing! I will definitely use him again in the future. He got the job done in the time that was quoted and left a clean environment. Very knowledgeable, had the right tools to get the job done.


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

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Columbia. Our mechanics in Columbia 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 Columbia.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser $274 $82.02 $191.97 19% $340.02
2008 Chevrolet HHR $315 $235.25 $79.99 8% $342.75
2012 Ford Flex $343 $126.60 $215.97 17% $416.85
2004 Cadillac SRX $232 $96.25 $135.98 16% $279.00
2012 Land Rover Range Rover $295 $190.77 $103.98 10% $330.52
2012 Porsche Panamera $371 $267.17 $103.98 8% $406.92

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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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