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Power steering hose is broken - cost to fix it?

Last month I had issues with the steering wheel and the person who fixed it for me told me that it needed a rack and pinion replacement. I got it fixed for $700.00. My car now has a horrible noise when I start the engine (whiny loud noise) and the same guy is now telling me that the power steering hose is broken and he needs $680 to fix it. Is this true or is he cheating me? I'd like some help please.

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The whining means there's air in the system. If there wasn't any whining when he gave it back to you and the noise started later, than chances are the hose has developed a leak. If the noise was there right away, then he didn't do a good job bleeding the air out.

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I'm wondering if your injectors are leaking. If they are, and the car sits for a period of time like you're saying, fuel would puddle up and the car would run extremely rich until the excess puddled fuel burned off. Did you (or do you) notice black smoke from the tailpipe during the time the car is running really rough? Take a look and see - rev the engine if you need to, and see if you see some. It'd take a few minutes to burn off, and once it did, as long as the rest of the car is working right, you'd run normally. If you shut the car off for a short time (ie, getting gas, renting a movie) the car likely wouldn't sit long enough for enough fuel to puddle up for the condition to recur. If you park it overnight, that's plenty of time for the injectors to leak enough fuel for the car to run rough on startup.

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lift up the front of the car and see if you can steer the car on the tires. your [problem may be what mine was and the u joint on the tilt wheel is bad not the power steering at all. Hope this helps.

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I agree with snowboard. Another name for the line wrench is "tubing wrench". It looks like a common boxed end wrench with six "points" or places of contact inside the boxed end but has a slot cut in it so it will slip over the metal tube part of the hose. Using this type of wrench you are less likely to "round off" the shoulders of the tubing nut. You won't be able to have the hose fixed. Well, you CAN, but it's much cheaper to buy a new one. I believe they're around $20.00 or so.
If the nut is recessed or some sort of wierd shape, try going to the dealership and talking to a mechanic. I've talked them into renting me a specialized tool. Some of the larger auto part supply stores also rent tools for a small fee. I think what you will need is the tubing wrench. Spend a few extra dollars and replace both hoses while you are getting greasy. That way you won't have to bother with it again for quite a while.

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is the unit for tha modle year ? is it a universal or oem replacement? the shop you got it at should have the matching lines, how ever if time is agance you try a hose building centre they may be able to provide an adaptor to match your hose

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