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Old 15 Jun 2011, 05:16 pm
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Default Power Steering Rack-- not good!

Ok my power steering actually works fine( my rack is wet-small leak) I currently add fluid- a little every few months-I took it to dealer & they said to fix it correctly new rack( whole unit-- $800 + labor!! Ouch!!)I just dropped $800 so this is not good--he said I can drive it & just keep & eye on it-till it breaks?? Any ideas or is it fix it or ?? All options considered? Thanks MJB
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Old 15 Jun 2011, 06:22 pm
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Default Re: Power Steering Rack-- not good!

typically when a rack leaks replacement is the only fix. I might be tempted to try one of the stop leak products to see if that will buy you more time...

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Old 15 Jun 2011, 11:24 pm
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Call for second opinion.
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Old 16 Jun 2011, 10:17 am
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its not that hard to replace and the parts are no ware near $800
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