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How to Replace a Power Steering Hose

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Note: This is a general guide for all vehicles.

Parts
  • Power Steering Hose
Tools
  • Flashlight
  • Drain Pan
Difficulty

Moderate

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Steps

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

1
Open the hood and locate the power steering pump and reservoir.
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2
Check power steering fluid level.
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3
Locate the power steering hoses.
4
Inspect power steering hoses for leaks.
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5
Place a drain pan under the pressure hose connection at the steering rack.
6
Using a flare nut wrench, unbolt the leaking pressure hose from the steering rack and the power steering pump.
7
Install new power steering hose, making sure to route it the same as the old hose.
8
Fill the power steering reservoir with the manufacturer's recommended power steering fluid.
9
Start the engine to circulate the power steering fluid. Stop the engine and refill the reservoir.
10
Start the engine and turn the steering wheel from left to right.
11
Turn off the engine and check the power steering fluid level. Add fluid if necessary.
12
Road test to verify the repair.
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