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How much does Power Steering Pressure Switch Replacement cost?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ford Transit Connect $124 $54.08 $70.00 23% $161.58
2006 Volvo V50 $226 $155.98 $70.00 14% $263.48
2011 Dodge Durango $112 $41.98 $70.00 25% $149.48
2005 Volkswagen Jetta $226 $155.98 $70.00 14% $263.48
2004 Saab 9-3 $226 $155.98 $70.00 14% $263.48
2006 Land Rover LR3 $118 $47.98 $70.00 24% $155.48
2014 Mercedes-Benz G550 $118 $47.98 $70.00 24% $155.48
2013 BMW X3 $118 $47.98 $70.00 24% $155.48
2008 Porsche Cayenne $118 $47.98 $70.00 24% $155.48
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Power Steering Pressure Switch Replacement Service

What is the Power Steering Pressure Switch all about?

Power steering makes steering a vehicle much easier at low speeds. However, because the system is powered by the engine, increased loads can cause problems. The harder the power steering system must work to meet the demands of the driver, the heavier the load is placed on the engine.

The power steering pressure switch is located either at the power steering pump or the gearbox. It’s an on/off type of switch that communicates with the vehicle’s computer by sending information about the fluid pressure in the system, and if necessary, the computer adjusts the engine’s operation to account for increased demand. In some systems, the switch is also tied into the vehicle’s air conditioning and will turn off the compressor at certain load points (or communicate with the ECM to turn off the compressor). The switch uses a diaphragm, as well as two electrical sensors. Over time and through exposure to heat, the sensor can malfunction or fail.

Keep in mind:

  • The power steering pressure switch is not part of any regular maintenance.
  • The power steering pressure switch cannot be inspected without significant teardown.
  • Failure of the power steering pressure switch can mimic a number of other problems with the system, so it’s vital that one of our expert mechanics diagnose the problem.

How it's done:

  • The hood is opened and the engine is allowed to cool then drained of fluid
  • The power steering pressure switch is removed from the pressure line
  • The new power steering pressure switch is installed into the pressure line
  • The power steering system is refilled with fluid and purged of air
  • The engine is run and the power steering system operation is checked

Our recommendation:

The power steering system of your vehicle makes handling at low speeds much easier. It’s an important part of your vehicle, and if you’ve noticed that it isn’t operating correctly, we recommend having one of our expert mechanics diagnose it.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Power Steering Pressure Switch?

  • Lack of power steering assist
  • Engine stutters under heavy steering load

How important is this service?

While it’s not as critical as your drivetrain, the power steering system does offer vital usability enhancements. We recommend having any malfunction diagnosed as soon as possible by one of our expert mechanics. Note that problems with the pressure switch can be similar to numerous other issues, so self-diagnosing the failure is not recommended.

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Jason

13 years of experience
369 reviews
Jason
13 years of experience
Car - Audi TT Sports; YourMechanic/ Jason Certeza I have taken the services of YourMechnic multiple times, and have always been very happy about it. in 2015, Yourmechanic, worked on changing my timing belt, starter replacement and serving. They also took care of my yearly servicing. In 2016, YourMechanic took care of powersteering sensor replacement and yearly servicing. Jason Certeza has worked multiple times with my car. This appointment was wrt to some squeaking noises from the power steering. He inspected the car, and quickly found the sensor to be defective. We went ahead to order the part, and Jason would fix it in the next appointment. Jason has deep mechanical knowledge of car(mine is European). He diagnoses, the problems very accurately, and explains very well. Jason also goes the extra mile, helping to buy the correct item. All in all, i would recommend him very highly, and would reach out to him for further repairs.
2000 AUDI TT - POWER STEERING PRESSURE SWITCH - PLEASANTON, CALIFORNIA

Jeff

29 years of experience
390 reviews
Jeff
29 years of experience
Extremely friendly! He made sure to go over everything in great depth, and length with me to make sure I understood. He also offered great recommendations on car parts and future cars.
2007 NISSAN ALTIMA - POWER STEERING PRESSURE SWITCH - ELK GROVE, CALIFORNIA

Richard

12 years of experience
76 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
Showed up on time was very friendly and polite. Found the problem, went and got the part and fixed the all issues. Great experience. Came to my home no problems or mess. What an outstanding guy, great work. Highly recommend his services. The end cost was quite a bit below what I was quoted. Now that is a first
2001 FORD FOCUS - POWER STEERING PRESSURE SWITCH - SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

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