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

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

541

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Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
He did a great job
Harish was on time and did a great job!He figured out the problem quickly!

Lucas

19 years of experience
844 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Was very prompt from day one finding my vehicle's problem which was a power hose that was torn and spilling the steering wheel fluid. Second visit I was quoted and again was very prompt to start fixing the problem. Very knowledgeable and even fixed some wiring that was loose causing my check engine symbol to go away. VERY HAPPY with my experience and his service will definitely keep getting repairs with him.
Lucas was great. Inspected my Jeep before he did any of the scheduled work, reevaluated what needed to be done and was very informative. Made sure that he only did the work that needed to be done, was very thorough, and saved me some money. Would highly recommend him to anyone else.

Robert

40 years of experience
232 reviews
Robert
40 years of experience
Robert was on time, communicated what he was going to do, and promptly went about his business. He completed what I knew to be a difficult job in a real timely manner. Robert is a credit to "Your Mechanic" Not only would I use Robert again, I will strongly recommend him to family and friends. AAA+
Rarely have I dealt with anyone in any business that was as knowledgeable, professional, courteous and conscientious regarding my time as well as his. Did we encounter some problems with vendors etc? Yes - but Robert handled it like a pro and communicated any and all issues as soon as they arose. To me, I always expect a problem or 2 to arise in a transaction but it's how the business responds to these, as well as how well they perform their service, that I use to rate a business. Robert, you and Your Mechanic, my only regret is I can only give you a 10!

Allen

28 years of experience
49 reviews
Allen
28 years of experience
He's great! He reconfirms appoointments, works in a timely manner, is honest, and hardworking!

James

19 years of experience
51 reviews
James
19 years of experience
James was very nice and straight forward. Unfortunately the repair needed to be rescheduled because a specific tool was needed. He sat there and called the office himself to clear the issue. Top notch guy.

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.

Eugenio

24 years of experience
133 reviews
Eugenio
24 years of experience
This was awesome! Eugenio showed on time, he was in contact prior to his arrival and finished the job as stated. I will definitely use this service again and will recommend it to my friends.

Brandon

16 years of experience
275 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Quick and efficient.

Nathan

27 years of experience
260 reviews
Nathan
27 years of experience
Nathan was prompt and explained everything that needed to be done and why.

Paul

23 years of experience
207 reviews
Paul
23 years of experience
He was very good replacing my power steering hose,on time and very fast. I will use him again if I need repairs on my car and truck.


How much does Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement cost in Downers Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Honda Element $314 $233.70 $79.99 8% $341.20
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer $503 $334.84 $167.97 10% $560.59
2007 Toyota Matrix $193 $65.27 $127.98 18% $237.27
2013 Audi Q7 $504 $400.33 $103.98 6% $540.08
2015 BMW 335i xDrive $681 $505.00 $175.97 8% $741.50
2015 Porsche Cayman $514 $338.20 $175.97 10% $574.70

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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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