Power Steering Pressure Hose
The power steering pressure hose is carries hydraulic fluid from the power steering pump to the steering gear. It maintains the fluid under high pressure and can sometimes fail, causing issues with the power steering and steering gear. Some power steering systems may have multiple fluid hoses that run alongside the power steering pressure hose.
Signs of a bad power steering pressure hose
- Hose is leaking – if you notice a red-colored fluid leaking out from the bottom of your car, that is hydraulic fluid that may be coming from your power steering pressure hose. Old hydraulic fluid may turn darker in color and look similar to engine oil.
- Car becomes harder to steer – As you start to lose efficiency in delivering hydraulic fluid to the steering gear, your steering will require more effort to compensate for the lack of power steering.
- Abnormal noise from power steering pump – Low fluid levels in the power steering pump can cause it to make noise. This is usually due to an issue with the power steering pressure hose, especially if there is a leak.
Power steering pressure hose maintenance
If you notice any of the above signs, that means it’s time to bring your car to a mechanic to get your power steering pressure hose replaced. The best way to book car maintenance is by booking your services through CarAdvise. CarAdvise makes booking appointments easy and guarantees that you’ll pay less than the shop price!