Power Steering fluid leaks can be messy, loud and costly. In this article, we’ll help you determine the power steering fluid leak cost for your car so you can make an informed decision on how to repair the problem.
Power steering fluid leaks are one of the most common leaks you will have in your vehicle. This is due to the extremely high operating pressure of your power steering system. If you’ve ever driven a car without power steering, then you know how difficult it can be to muscle the steering wheel around at low speeds. The advantage you get with power steering is all due to the work the extremely high-pressure fluid does in the steering rack or gear. That fluid can also start to sneak out through loose seals or cracks in the hose due to the extreme pressures.
The power steering fluid leak cost for your particular repair depends of coarse on what type of car you drive but also where the leak is. If the leak is in the right spot your repair might be quick and easy and not even require any tools! BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is a power steering fluid additive that you can add right to your fluid reservoir. BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak is a particulate-free stop leak product that will restore the seals in your power steering system to their original size and shape to stop any leaks you have quickly and permanently. If you’ve got a leak in your power steering pump shaft seal or the seals in your steering gear, then your leak repair only costs $9.95.
If you’re not as lucky then you’ve got a leak in one of your power steering hoses. The most common hose to leak is the high-pressure hose that runs from the power steering pump to the steering rack or gear. This hose most often leaks where it transitions from a hard pipe into a soft line. If you’ve got a leak here then the only choice you have is to replace that line. One of the least expensive places to purchase parts for your vehicle is at rockauto.com.
If you choose to continue to allow your power steering system to leak it’s important to continue to refill the fluid reservoir. If you allow your power steering system to run dry it can quickly damage the pump as the power steering fluid also acts as a lubricant for that pump. Power steering pumps can range from $75 to over $300 depending on the make and model car you have.
You can purchase BlueDevil Power Steering Stop Leak at any of our partnering local auto parts stores like:
- Advance Auto Parts
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