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Old 23 Feb 2012, 09:35 am
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Default Power Steering Rack Replacement, Ouch!

The diagnosis for my poor PT with the growling/whirring noise coming from the engine, turns out to be the power steering, as we suspected. After finding video on you tube with the same noises, we checked the power steering fluid and the dipstick wasn't even wet. We added ATF+4 automatic transmission fluid, and that stopped the noises, but still proceeded with our appt at the dealer to see why it was low on fluid.

Turns out the power steering rack is leaking. They said there is no service for it, it has to be replaced. And it's not cheap, ugh!
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 09:50 am
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How much are they charging you? A rebuilt unit goes for $150-$250 and labor may be about 3 hours or about $300.
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How much are they charging you? A rebuilt unit goes for $150-$250 and labor may be about 3 hours or about $300.
I just had the power steering rack replaced on my '05 - cost was a little over 300 - plus front end alignment.
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How much are they charging you? A rebuilt unit goes for $150-$250 and labor may be about 3 hours or about $300.
$900 at the dealer. That includes labor.
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$900 at the dealer. That includes labor.
Ouch...I would go to another place, if you want to save at least half.
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Ouch...I would go to another place, if you want to save at least half.
After all this is the place that said the noise came from the timing cover. Not sure I would trust they could find the right end of the car to put it in.
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