Power Steering Hose

Q: All of a sudden when I was driving I lost my power steering. I looked under the car and there was fluid dripping. What could be the problem and do I need any special tools to fix this?

A: Your power steering system has two hoses – a high pressure hose and a low pressure hose. The high pressure power steering hose may have burst. As for special tools, a flare nut wrench works best to remove the steel ended hydraulic line from the power steering pump. The flare nut wrench contacts the nut in more places as compared to a regular open ended wrench. This lessens the likelihood of rounding over the nut.