How to Remove the Power Steering Hose on a 2003 PT Cruiser

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How to Remove the Power Steering Hose on a 2003 PT Cruiser
The power steering unit uses hydraulic fluid pressurised by a pump to make steering easier and more comfortable. (steering wheel and dash of British sports car image by Bo Widerberg from

Your 2003 PT Cruiser features a power steering pump that works with high-pressure hydraulic fluid to make steering the vehicle more comfortable. The pump has two hoses, a pressure hose and a return hose, which facilitate the flow of power steering fluid. If either of these hoses is damaged, the flow of fluid is impeded, and you will find steering the vehicle to be much more difficult than usual. In addition, if power steering fluid leaks onto the exhaust manifold of your vehicle, there is a risk of a fire outbreak. Removing either of the power steering hoses is easy.

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Things you need

  • Ratchet and socket
  • Pliers
  • Drain pan
  • New hoses

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  1. 1

    Disconnect the negative battery cable with a ratchet and socket, locate the power steering pump attached to the firewall on the driver side of the engine, and place a drain pan beneath the ends of the hoses of the power steering pump.

  2. 2

    Loosen the belt tensioner, which drives the power steering pump, using a ratchet and socket, then remove the hose nuts with pliers, and slowly pull each hose from its insert, while allowing the power steering fluid to drain into the drain pan.

  3. 3

    Install the new pressure hose and return hose, and follow the previous steps in reverse to complete the job.

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