How To Install A Power Steering Hose

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By KaRinda Baker

A leaky power steering pressure hose can make steering your vehicle very hard and cause the vehicle to become uncontrollable even when attempting to park. A loud screeching noise or smoke coming from under the hood are signs that the power steering hose may be losing fluid. Another possible sign is a burning smell coming from under the hood when the engine runs for a long time. Make this repair as soon as it is confirmed--not doing so can lead to injury or death due to loss of steering control or fire.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Identify the pressure return hose by its threaded fittings on both ends. Find the leak in the steering hose by following the pressure hose from the pump to the steering box located in the engine bay near the left fender. Look for a greasy spot with a good bit of dirt or oil buildup.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Use penetrating oil (liquid wrench) to loosen the end fittings on the pressure hose; the bolts are usually difficult to remove.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Place a drain pan under the pressure hose to catch the fluid and plug the hose end after you remove it with a small rag. Remove the other end of the power steering hose by following the hose routing and removing all clamps, shields or bolts in your way using a flare-nut wrench and screwdriver.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Install the new pressure hose following the previous steps in reverse order.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Tighten all the clamps, shields and bolts using care not to strip them out or sit the new hose on top of another engine component. Add power steering fluid to the steering pump reservoir up to the cold level.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Start the engine and turn the wheel to the lock position a few times to bleed air out of the system. Check for leaks, then top off the reservoir. Repeat this step to remove all the air.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Use a flare nut wrench because the threaded hose fittings are easy to strip with an ordinary wrench, and the pressure hose will not tighten up and hold the pressure needed for the steering pump and rack/steering box to function properly.

Mute the speaker Listen to this using a male or female voice M/F Take your time when removing bolts and fittings with a wrench in tight quarters because your hand can easily slip off the wrench resulting in injury.

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