What is the first question many people ask when they have a failing car part? The answer is of course - How much will it cost? If you’ve got a bad power steering pump, chances are you’re asking that question right now.
The cost of a power steering pump replacement typically ranges between $400 and $1,000. The range is so broad because the cost depends on several factors.
What Goes Into the Cost of a Power Steering Pump Replacement?
It’s understandable if you’re feeling sticker shock right now. The cost can be pretty high because of:
- The complexity of replacing power steering pump assembly.
- The amount of time it takes to replace the power steering pump assembly.
The final cost of your project depends on the following main factors:
Cost of Labor
It takes about 4 hours to replace a power steering pump. Depending on where you live, a shop can charge you between $50 and $125 per hour for labor. Ultimately, having a shop replace the power steering pump for you will likely cost between $200 and $500 in labor alone.
Labor is usually cheaper if you replace the power steering pump yourself. It depends on how much you value your time on an hourly basis, and how experienced you are.
Cost of the Replacement Power Steering Pump Assembly
Replacement power steering pump assemblies vary in cost because of:
- The seller
- The complexity of the assembly
You can actively seek out the best value in terms of quality, fitment, and the seller. But, there’s not much you can do when it comes to the complexity of the assembly. The power steering pump on some older Honda models, such as Accords from the late 70s and the early 80s, have simpler assemblies than those on newer models, such as this one designed for 2012-2015 Pilots. Generally, power steering pumps with more complex assemblies cost more than those with simpler assemblies.
To get the most bang for your buck, you want to:
- Get an OEM power steering pump assembly: While you could get an aftermarket pump assembly, it’s not really a good idea to do so. Aftermarket pumps are usually made with universal internal components, and made with low quality materials (which also causes early failure). OEM pumps are built to your car’s specs (guaranteeing exact fitment) and with high quality materials. This ensures that you won’t run into power steering pump problems again anytime soon. Aftermarket pumps may cost a little less upfront, but it’s common for them to cause problems and cost you more money in the long run.
- Buy the pump assembly from an online genuine OEM Honda parts seller: Do you want to buy an OEM replacement assembly at a good price? Order one online from a reputable OEM Honda parts seller like HondaPartsOnline.net. Avoid getting one at a shop or Honda dealership because they usually mark up the price by about 30%. We sell OEM Honda parts at wholesale prices. Search here to find an OEM replacement power steering pump here at a reasonable price.