Power steering hoses carry fluid to and from the steering gear to operate the power steering system, and the pump supplies the necessary pressure for operation of the power steering rack or gearbox.
Power Steering Hose
Multiple power steering hoses are in a typical power steering unit. The cost of the parts required to repair the hose ranges from £39 to £65 in a common domestic car, like the Ford Taurus, according to RepairPal in Nov. 2010, and between £9 and £146 for a new foreign car like the Mercedes-Benz CLS550.
Power Steering Pump
The cost of parts for a power steering pump repair in a common domestic car ranges from £78 to £98, and from £136 to £416 in a foreign luxury car; although prices for pumps in auto parts stores can exceed £650.
Labor to repair a power steering hose ranges from £65 to £81 for a common domestic car and from £117 to £149 in a luxury foreign car. Power steering pump labour costs range from £78 to £97 for a common domestic car and from £143 to £182 in a luxury foreign car.