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Cadillac STS Forum - 2005 through 2012 Discussion, Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; There isn't a bolt, screw, or fitting that is easy to access and you have to pull the left front ...
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    Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD.

    There isn't a bolt, screw, or fitting that is easy to access and you have to pull the left front drive axle to get the hoses in or out. To top it off you get to endure a nice shower of power steering fluid.
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    Re: Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD.

    Dealer mechanics often earn their money.

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    Re: Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD.

    I'd like to know what the flat-rate time is because the shop manual makes no mention of the conflict with the drive shaft.
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    Re: Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD.

    Quote Originally Posted by EChas3 View Post
    Dealer mechanics often earn their money.
    no they dont... dealerships are only out to screw people and overcharge.....

    i love when people actually get to see what techs have to do instead of just bitching about how much stuff costs.
    Quote Originally Posted by dkozloski View Post
    I'd like to know what the flat-rate time is because the shop manual makes no mention of the conflict with the drive shaft.
    1.3hrs.

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    Re: Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD.

    If you don't like it, Delta, go elsewhere.

    I don't work for GM, a dealer or even in the auto industry. Nor do any of those close to me. I do value the work dealers and their staffs have done for me. Maybe some have done you wrong but chances are you've brought some of it on yourself. You say 'only out to screw people and overcharge'? I know two dealers within 30 minutes of me that aren't. They do expect to make money. Don't you?

    Reap what you sow.
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    Re: Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD.

    I concur. Yes, you'll pay more at the dealership and yes, I think some dealerships are more reputable than others. With that said, I did the "non-dealership dance" for years but now get the 95% of my work done at the dealership. I've had way more good experiences than bad at the dealerships. It still hurts to fork out the dough but the pain goes away quickly!

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    Re: Power Steering Hoses are a Bitch To Change on a 2006 AWD.

    I went to the local dealer to get the o-ring seal for the LH inboardU-joint and they tried to charge me $36 for it. I got one elsewhere for less than a dollar. I suppose they have to pay their $1.5 million dollar consumer fraud fine somehow.
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