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

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YourMechanic Power Steering Pressure Hose Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

543

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Johari

25 years of experience
21 reviews
Johari
25 years of experience
Did good and timely work.

Joel

19 years of experience
755 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel is the only one we have used and he's always great.

Jordan

2019 years of experience
23 reviews
Jordan
2019 years of experience
Jordan showed up at exactly the time of our appt...he did call and say he was available to come early but I was at work. It was extremely cold out but he did not complain was pleasant friendly and a great conversationalist. He took the time to explain everything he was doing and over all was fantastic!!

Trung

10 years of experience
406 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience

Shaun

28 years of experience
38 reviews
Shaun
28 years of experience
Shaun went the extra mile to ensure my car was fixed correctly. Like any work on a 15 year old vehicle, the job did not go as smoothly as anticipated. But Shaun did not rush the job and I am more than satisfied.

Tien

21 years of experience
902 reviews
Tien
21 years of experience
Tien did a good job for me to replace the power steering pressure horse.

Gary

25 years of experience
226 reviews
Gary
25 years of experience
Previous to booking YourMechanic.com, I had my car checked in a local mechanic for an estimate and showed me what was exactly wrong with my power steering. I opted to try YourMechanic.com because of the lower estimate and great reviews on-line. When Gary B. arrive and started to work on my car, he actually pointed out and showed me the actual problem with my car. The other local mechanic pointed on the wrong hose and was completely wrong. And if I had gone with him, I would still have the same problem. Gary B. corrected the issue and fixed up my car good. Now its running like new and no more steering issues. Thanks Gary B. and YourMechanic.com!! I will definitely book with you again if another problem arises. Thanks. I finally found a mechanic I can trust.

Dominique

8 years of experience
12 reviews
Dominique
8 years of experience

Breck

18 years of experience
543 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
He showed up 15 minutes early and he is very knowledgeable.

Fred

15 years of experience
344 reviews
Fred
15 years of experience
Best service, knowledgeable mechanic....will be using again!


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

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Genesis $619 $498.81 $119.98 6% $660.06
2010 Jeep Patriot $229 $100.64 $127.98 16% $272.64
2009 GMC Envoy $419 $178.58 $239.97 16% $501.08
2011 Audi A8 Quattro $366 $214.43 $151.98 12% $418.68
2008 Audi A4 $768 $584.04 $183.97 7% $831.29
2005 Mercedes-Benz S55 AMG $622 $518.29 $103.98 5% $658.04

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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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