Originally posted by Louisville bird
i checked out my power steering leak today and it is not my pump or my rack but it is one of my lines coming off the pump and going to the rack.....hummm....anyways how much will it cost to get a new line for this???
I had the same experience earlier this year. I don't know if this is your situation, but you should check it out anyway.
The line had developed a leak up in close to the oil pan. I couldn't see it, but could reach up in there and feel it. There was supposed to be a thick rubber sleeve there, but it had rotted from heat and slid away.
Apparently, this line had been rubbing on the oil pan. I took it to my guy and he advised that a pan would be in the neighbourhood of $400 just for the pan, no labour. He suggested that he try to patch it, so that's what he did. It's held up for a while now. I'll be replacing the engine when my budget allows anyway, if I don't sell it first.
The point of this story is that the problem was caused by worn engine mounts, and in my opinion, a bad design. The line was far too close to another component.
As far as parts go, the Power Steering line was $137 CDN, or around $90 USD.