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Leaking power stering

I will like to know before I take the vehicle to a garage what I am facing.
The power stering fluid is leaking and the stearing sounds a bit unusual

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The steering sounds weird because the Power steering pump is starting to mix air into the fluid , it might make more noise turning than going straight. the places it most likely is leaking is the high pressure hose to the steering rack assembly , next would be the pump assembly , and the steering rack from there. the return line is more likely to have a seeping leak if any.

Hope this helps

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • Jeremy Kastrup Dec 20, 2008

    prices will vary but labor should be between 1-1.75 hours to replace the hose , the pump would be about 1-1.5 , and the steering rack might be more than 3 hours of labor . part pricing will vary by region also but a hose may go for between $65-140 a pump for $55-150 and the rack being close to $500 and the there's fluids. maybe 1-2 quarts . thought I might give ya a little more info.

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