How much does it cost for a power steering pump replacement?
Auto forum participants routinely ask about power steering pump replacement costs without listing the year, make, model and engine specs of their vehicle. I’ve pulled up the labor guide times for a variety of cars from 2010, 2000 and 1994. As you can see, the labor time to replace a power steering pump varies by vehicle and engine.
Power steering pump replacement costs depend on which brand and engine you have
For this comparison I’m using the published labor times from a reliable flat rate guide, along with the published price of a brand new pump from the dealer. You can save money by asking the shop to install a rebuilt power steering pump, but make sure the shop uses a reliable brand and the proper power steering fluid. Many universal power steering fluids, aren’t universal at all.
Power steering pump replacement labor times vary by engine
You may think that power steering pump replacement costs are cheaper if your vehicle has a 4-cylinder engine. That’s not always the case. Labor times vary depending on WHERE the power steering pump is located, and which other components must be removed to access the power steering pump. In all cases, the technician must remove at least one drive belt and the two power steering hoses before removing the power steering pump. Power steering pumps mounted near the top of the engine are often easier to access than pumps buried at the bottom of the engine and close to the firewall. The 2010 BMW 335i requires 3.6-hrs. of labor for a power steering pump replacement. That means several components must be removed to gain access to the power steering pump.
Power steering pump replacement times also vary by the type of power steering pump pulley
New and rebuilt power steering pumps don’t often come with a new pulley. That means the technician must remove the pulley from the old pump and transfer it to the new pump. If the pulley is bolted on to the power steering pump, the procedure takes only 10-minutes. But many times the pulley is pressed onto the power steering pump shaft. To remove a power steering pump pulley that’s been pressed onto the shaft, the technician must use a power steering pump pulley remover/install tool, and the tool varies by make.
You’ll see that labor times for power steering pump replacement usually runs 1-2 hours, but the replacement power steering pump costs vary widely, from as little as $140 for a Ford F-150 to as much as $875 for a BMW.
Power steering pump replacement costs for four 2010 vehicles
2010 Cheverolet Colorado 1.6-hrs. OEM pump $200
2010 BMW 335i 3.6-hrs. OEM pump$875
2010 Ford Taurus 1.7-hrs. OEM pump $231
2010 Toyota Camry 1.8-hrs. OEM pump $405
Power steering pump replacement costs for four 2000 vehicles
2000 Chevrolet Malibu 1.1-hrs. OEM pump $292
VW Jetta GLS 1.6-hrs. OEM pump $400
F-150 1.3-2.2-hrs. OEM pump $140
Mazda 626 1.3-1.9-hrs. OEM pump $266
Accord EX 0.9-hrs. OEM pump $826
Power steering pump replacement costs for four 1994 vehicles
1994 Buick Century 1.1-1.6-hrs. OEM pump $634
Hyundai Sonata 1.6-2.2-hrs. OEM pump $608
Subaru Legacy .9-1.1-hrs. OEM pump $439
Audi Quattro 2-hrs. OEM pump $855
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