Mechanics

HOW DIFFICULT WOULD IT BE TO REPLACE MY POWER STEERING HOSES/PUMP?

1999 Chevrolet Malibu • 6 cylinder • 121,000 miles

I drive a 1999 Chevy Malibu. My power steering went out, and I've been told that both hoses and the pump need replaced. Unfortunately, I don't have the $600 it will cost to have the mechanic do it.

Is this something that would be at all feasible for me to do myself? I don't have a ton of car repair experience, although I did replace my radiator hoses last year. I don't know if this is something that will require any specialized tools, or whether it can be done with the basic set (screwdrivers, pliers, etc) that I could bum off a friend.
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PaladinWhite
March 26, 2011.




I think you would be setting yourself up for more damage than you already have now. Most of that cost is parts so you wouldn't be saving much anyway.

Wrenchtech
Mar 26, 2011.


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