Power Steering Fluid Leak Cost

power steering fluid leak cost, power steering pumpPower 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:

  • AutoZone
  • Advance Auto Parts
  • CarQuest Auto Parts
  • NAPA Auto Parts
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts
  • Pep Boys
  • Canadian Tire
  • Walmart

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4 responses to “Power Steering Fluid Leak Cost

  1. I noticed a leak on the right front side of my 2002 Honda Accord. The power steering level was below the add mark. I filled the reservoir with honda fluid and noticed it kept leaking. I then purchased Blue Devil power steering leak stop adding 1/3 bottle then driving the car for about 90 minutes. The next time I drove the car it is making a horrible noise when I turn at low speeds or even when the car is in park. Will this eventually go away or is this a new problem? The car was not making this noise before. I would appreciate any advice on what to do next. I had a honda mechanic look at the car when it was leaking and he said it was not the pump and suggested I replace the pinch clamps going to the reservoir with worm screw clamps. I did this but it still leaked. Thanks

    1. Greg-

      Thank you for asking about your Honda Accord. Was the fluid low when you checked? Was the noise you were hearing a whining noise? If so, it’s possible air was introduced in the system when you were filling it up. Starting the vehicle, you should be able to turn the wheel back and forth with the power steering cap removed in order to allow the air to escape. If that doesn’t work, you can try draining all of the fluid and refilling with fresh, clean power steering fluid. Feel free to contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 with any other questions.

      Thank you!


  2. Just put 1/3 liquid into my ’95 Camry. I then added power steering liquid to reservoir (was practically empty when I started).
    I drove around for 1/2 hour using steering wheel often. No noise so far, but when I finally stoppr\ed the car and parked, I noted a strong burned smell. Is this normal?

    1. Fernando-

      Thank you for asking about your Toyota Camry. How quickly are you losing power steering fluid? Please contact our technical support line at 888-863-0426 so that we can get a little better understanding of the vehicle’s condition and be able to make any appropriate recommendations.

      Thank you!


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