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How to replace a high pressure hose on power steering system

Ok so i have been told that a rubber hose won't work to be a band aid to my problem. but i have another question about the same thing. how can I change the high pressure hose on my power steering system? do i have to jack the enigne up? and drop the frame?

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    mike watson May 11, 2010

    No you shouldn't have to drop out the sub frame or jack the motor you will have to work under the car though.Which engine does your car have?


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disconnect battery make sure your radio is turn off first so you want lose radio code. you have to reprogram it again before it plays. you need to remove drive belt . alternator and air filter. to get your arm to it.have to remove the lower transmission mount its going to be in your way.remove power steering fluid with a siphoner or large syringe. good luck.

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adirondacktr on is correct, you can find replacements or get them made at any auto parts store, or a Hydrolic shop that makes hoses, But if it's a 2008 it would be a warrenty fix. If you let it go you can damage the pump and the hydrolic assist sytem costing a lot of money and voiding any warrenty you would have if you do not have it replaced you can also get a subscription to to see if there is a recall on the hoses or any other they may have found. Don't let it leak to the point you damage the pump.

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Take the hoses to the nearest Hose Man Store. They will assemble and crimp as needed or as you specify.

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If it is a small leak you might be able to wrap it with a rubber hose and apply several clamps to put a band-aid on it. However, this is only temporary at best and could still cause problems depending on where it is leaking. One possible alternative to a new hose - if you take the hose to a shop like The Hoseman (or equivalent) they can rebuild the hose cheaper than buying a new one.

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SOURCE: How do I remove and replace the power steering

16mm flare nut wrench. Make sure you replace o-rings. May have to remove sway bar and drop rear bolts on cradle. Route under right tie rod end.

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Looks like it is your High Pressure power steering hose gone bad, it will squirt more fluid as you turn the steering wheel. Replace as soon as you can, if that fluid lands on the engine it can easily ignite a fire under your hood, happen to me some time ago when my car began to leak power steering fluid from the high pressure hose and the oil got all over the hot engine, it ignited causing a engine fire. Power steering fluid is very flammable and dangerous when it is close to excess heat from the engine. Most power steering systems have a low and high pressure hose, the high pressure hose takes tremendous hydraulic pressure every time you turn your wheels.

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Replace power steering pump on 06 chevy uplander

I just finished replacing mine.

It is much easier if you do these steps:

1. Remove the serpentine belt.
2. Remove the nuts holding the main fuse box over the battery.
3. Remove the reinforcing bar over the battery.
4. Remove the battery.
5. Remove the windsheild washer tank.
6. Now you have access to remove the pump pulley. Without removing the stuff, it may be possible, but it will be extremely difficult.
7. Remove the pump pulley.
8. Loosen the high pressure hose fitting.
9. Remove the return line clamp.
10. Remove the power steering pump mounting bolts.
11. Remove the high pressure hose fitting.
12. Remove the power steering pump while sliding off the low pressure hose.
13. Remove the clips holding the reservoir on the pump.
14. Remove the reservoir.
15. Install new o-ring on the reservoir.
16. Install reservoir on new pump.
17. Install clips to hold reservoir on pump.
18. Install new o-ring on high pressure fitting.
19. Place new pump in position while sliding on low pressure hose.
20. Loosely attache high pressure fitting.
21. Tighten pump to mounts.
22. Tighten high pressure fitting.
23. Install clamp on low pressure hose.
24. Install power steering pulley.
25. Install washer reservoir.
26. Install battery.
27. Install reinforcing cross member.
28. Install fuse panel.
29. Install serpentine belt.
30. Bleed the power steering system.

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I just repaired a leak in my 1995 Windstar power steering system. The leak was toward the back of the engine but more toward the right (passenger side) of the car. There's not much clearance so I had to jack the front end up just to be able to look underneath. In my case the rubber hose had come off the metal tubing portion of the high pressure hose near the right wheel.

Fortunately, it had a screw type hose clamp, and barely enough working room, that allowed me to reinstall and tighten without having to remove the hose assembly. Yours sounds like there may be a break in the metal tubing, in which case the hose assembly would probably need to be replaced. Hopefully not.

Another thing that may come into play is whether the leak is on the high pressure side or the low pressure side. It seems that the high pressure hose assembly is long and winds in and around the engine. Probably a real dog to replace. Bottom line is you need to locate the leak and that will determine which hose it is and whether you need to replace or not.

I realize that this question is a few months old and has probably been corrected by now but, for others who may experience similar difficulties, have confidence, power steering systems aren't all that complicated and, usually, are not too difficult to repair. Hope this helps. - David

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Hello, i need to replace a high pressure power steering hos

The high pressure hose is simple to replace if its not to confined of an area for you. Just un-thread from both sides, fill with power steering fluid, work steering wheel from side to side to work the air out. In between this check fluid levels. If air is still in it will make a whining sound, and bubbles will be visible in the power steering fluid reservoir. Hope I helped you good luck!!

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On a 1994 olds cutlass supreme SL can i put a regular rubber hose over a leak on the power steerings high pressure hose to buy myself time before i can afford to replace it? i plan on hose clamping it...

If it is a small leak you might be able to wrap it with a rubber hose and apply several clamps to put a band-aid on it. However, this is only temporary at best and could still cause problems depending on where it is leaking. One possible alternative to a new hose - if you take the hose to a shop like The Hoseman (or equivalent) they can rebuild the hose cheaper than buying a new one.

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Not really expensive just messy to repair. Return lines (low pressure) are much more common and they travel along the frame rail on the right side of the subframe from the power steering rack to the cooler line in front of the radiator. The high pressure line starts at the pump and travels over the top of the motor to the back side (it's a thick line with a big banjo bolt at the pump). They go too but less frequently.

If it's the return line and not the pressure line you can cut it and put some rubber hose from the parts store over the cut part with a couple clamps and that'll hold you for quite a while till you can get the line and get it installed.

The return line, done correctly, can be a bit of a bear on the ground but it's fairly quick in the air on a lift at a garage. The pressure line isn't too bad and can be undertaken by the home mechanic.

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Power Steering Line/Hose: Service and Repair
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Removal Procedure
1. Place a drain pan under the vehicle.
2. Remove the accessory drive belt.
3. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting.
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Remove the power steering pressure hose from the power steering gear.
6. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the power steering pump.
7. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the clamps on the power steering gear.
8. Remove the power steering pressure hose from the vehicle.
Installation Procedure
1. Install the power steering pressure hose to the vehicle.
2. Install the power steering pressure hose to the clamps on the power steering gear.
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
3. Install the power steering pressure hose to the power steering pump.
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4. Install the power steering pressure hose to the power steering gear.
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5. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
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