Typical Cost: Medium
Mobile Repair? Yes
Typical Lead Time: 24 - 48 hours depending on part availability
The power steering pump is either an electric motor pump or a mechanically driven pump that pressurises the hydraulic fluid for the power assisted steering rack.
Both types of units use an impeller to draw the hydraulic fluid in from the low pressure return pipe and force it down the high pressure pipe. There are no serviceable items within the pump itself and it is replaced as a unit.
Changing power steering pumps is a routine repair for all mechanics and can be done both kerbside as well as in the workshop, providing it is safe to do so.
Whilst there are variations between manufacturers, the basics are pretty similar.
The mechanic will;
Unless otherwise stated, the quote for your power steering pump to be replaced will cover;
Power steering pump replacement
Steering rack replacement
Steering column replacement
Track rod replacement (driver side)
Track rod replacement (passenger side)
Track rod end replacement (driver side)
Track rod end replacement (passenger side)
The cost of a power steering pump replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends.
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No, we will not fit customer supplied parts unless they are a brand new item, purchased from a dealership with the receipt as proof of purchase. There is no flexibility over this due to insurance and warranty issues.
In this scenario, the mechanic will provide a no obligation quote for the correct repair. Should you accept this, the mechanic can alter the booking accordingly. If you decide not to go ahead with the alternative repair, the mechanic can change the booking to a call out and diagnostic booking and charge according to the time spent with the vehicle and call out.