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Oldsmobile Intrigue High Pressure Power Steering Hose Can Leak Fluid

Oldsmobile Intrigue Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Average Mileage: 149,690 mi (57,000 mi - 260,000 mi)


The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

  • Visitor, , 201,198 mi

    Lost power steering, thought it just ran low but found out i have a leak in the high pressure hose. Mechanic said it would cost $366 to repair. Anyone know of a lower price or how to do it yourself? I can rent tools at autozone and do it myself if need be, but i don't want to mess it up worse. SOS!!!!

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  • Hose leaks at both couplings, also rack leak and pump slightly noisey. Sweating on power steering res.

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  • Visitor, , 111,000 mi

    High pressure hose leaks badly. Tried to wrap it to no avail. Happened during an extended stay in Canada. Local repair shops quote me $300 for the hose, and $800+ for the repair. They MUST be insane, considering it's a $80 part and takes about 90minutes to 2 hours to replace.

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  • Visitor, , 100,200 mi

    Hose leaking at top fitting

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  • Visitor, , 200,000 mi

    Replaced high pressure hose. Still has a leak some where that I am unable to locate. Reservour will drain out daily. Went to replace low pressure hose as a precaution. Was sold hose tubing and when I wen to remove the hose, it is similar to the high pressure hose and tubing will not work. Several Parts stores can not find a molded pressure hose on the books for a 2000 Intrigue. Still have the problem.

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  • Visitor, , 141,200 mi

    Super hard to turn, whines when turning right.

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  • Visitor, , 160,000 mi


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  • Purchased the car used with about 60,000 miles. By the time the odometer read about 75,000 miles, we noticed its power steering fluid was repeatedly disappearing, and that the engine, engine compartment and underside of the hood were increasingly dripping with power steering fluid. Removed the easily accessible split-corrugated plastic conduit from the vertically oriented up-to-down bend in the high pressure hose, wiped the hose and connections with paper towels and had a helper start the engine and turn the steering wheel while I observed the hose. I suspected the leak might be where the metal end is swaged onto the hose, but as the steering wheel was turned, fluid squirted from a tiny hole in the "top" of the hose itself (on the outer radius of the aforementioned bend.) Replaced the hose, solving the problem for a time, but the replacement hose failed identically at about 105,000 miles. Replaced again, expecting eventual failure again.

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  •  Rookie

    I need to replace the power steering lines but I can not track where they go and connect to the steering unit.
    I have disconnected from the reservoir but can't trace them beyond just under the radiator

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  • I have to put power steering fluid into my car daily because the steering wheel wont turn at times.

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