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Old 07-29-2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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Man I swear the shop I took my bonne to will nickel and dime you for everything...even with the so called "discounts".

I had a strange fluid leak for sometime and couldnt figure out if it was oil from my gaskets,trans, or power steering. Finally I had a friend turn the wheel all the way when I jacked the car up and saw that my high pressure hose connect to my pwr steering pump was leaking. I replaced the line but now it leaks from the power steering rack/pinion is what the mech told me when I try to get an inspection done. he wanted to charge me $680 to replace the rack. NO WAY

Can I do this myself?

I would be thankful if someone could walk me through the procedure


Buy the part and pay a mech for the labor?

or can I just tighten or buy new hoses/lines on my power steering rack. It doesnt leak bad but it is dripping slowly or maybe lucas power steering leak?

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changing the rack is a big undertaking and the mech is not giving youa bad deal if thats parts and labor. Changing the hoses idk so much if one is going other could be too. I'm big once you are there to change everything. But that price it'* bad. does the hose that is leaking look replaceable. and you sure it'* not from the the pistons
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im actually replacing my rack and pinion on my 97 se....it is not hard at all!!! i took it out and i compared it to the one i orderd but come to find out i order da wrong rack i was pose to order one with magnasteer but i got the with out so yea my car is sittin on jack stands rite now outside untill my rack gets here im pissed i have to not only wait to more days to do this but also request a day off from school and work to finish dis project im also gettin new tie rod ends sway bar bushings etc since im already dwn there and when im finished im goin towards the back then go get an alingment then i should be set i hope my bonne has 200000 miles on it and im hoping i can get 10000 more!!!!!!
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