Rough estimate for replacement $400. ROUGH ESTIMATE FOR RACK AND PINION IS $800 THAT IS PARTS AND LABOR.
Just had Rack and pinion replaced on my 1999 Explorer, it cost $450 which included parts and labor.
Much easier and cheaper to replace the rack with a rebuilt unit than to try to fix the old one.
just did mine today. aftermarket rack, $650.
there is no fixing you have to replace the rack and pinion
Estimate around $400
you need a rack and pinion nut breaker to which you fix a pinion at the free end ie where nut is placed to be cracked. This is because you need to convert reciprocating motion of the rack and pinion mechanism built in the nut cracker into circular motion. Attach the nut cracker to the collect chuck shaft through the bore of the additional pinion you installed at the free end of the cracker. When you punch the nut cracker vide its handle once it moves the pinion one tooth on the rack. Thus you can rotate ( ie give angular motion to ) the fixed workpiece from one tooth or as many teeth as you like., depending on the pitch of the threads on the rack and pinion. mazHur
Put it in the trash.
You will need to jack the front end up and make sure the jack stands are not in the way when you remove the rack and pinion. Next remove the front wheels. Disconnect the steering connection from the rack and pinion. Remove the front brakes and rotors. Remove pin the holds hub nut. Remove hub nut. Remove all bolts that hold rack and pinion. Remove nut the holds bottom control arm on either side, but you don't have to do both. You have to do this so you have enough play to slide the extensions that are connected to the rack and pinion. That should do it. Installation is the opposite. Good luck. You will need to jack the front end up and make sure the jack stands are not in the way when you remove the rack and pinion. Next remove the front wheels. Disconnect the steering connection from the rack and pinion. Remove the front brakes and rotors. Remove pin the holds hub nut. Remove hub nut. Remove all bolts that hold rack and pinion. Remove nut the holds bottom control arm on either side, but you don't have to do both. You have to do this so you have enough play to slide the extensions that are connected to the rack and pinion. That should do it. Installation is the opposite. Good luck.
5 to 6 hundred dollars if you find an honest mechanic.....good luck with that !
I have a 2002 Nissan Altima and under warranty thank god they had to replace the power steering rack and pinion..also have had a new engine and transmission something done with the rear end under recall..car is a lemon...it could have something to do with the rack and pinion not sure how to fix but probably the answer
Front pinion. So you have 4wd. Its not the end of the world. Remove drive shaft. Bolts in the middle. Then remove the pinion seal. It will definitly suck on your back. Try to find a lift.
I don't know about making the "CARD" front wheels turn, but the steering gearbox, or the rack and pinion actually cause the "car" front wheels to turn, after the steering wheel is turned. Repairing either usually involves replacing with either a rebuilt, or new gearbox or rack and pinion.
Replacing a rack and pinion unit on this vehicle is very labor intensive. It requires dropping the front subframe to gain access. I would say between $500 and $800 dollars give or take. Alldata calls for 3.3 hours plus about $250 for the part. Average shop rates vary, but in my area run $100 an hour. so $350 in labor, $250 in parts, plus fluid, bleeding the system of air, etc..
It depends on the location of the leak. Commonly the feed hoses from the reservoir to the power steering pump will leak, the fix is to just replace the clamps.
the answer to that question is yes yes you can use trans fluid as a temp fix to power steering fluid, but is best to replace it with the correct fluids as this may cause a problem with your rack an pinion
More than likely the rack and pinion on the car has blown the seals inside. but i would start with a power steering pump there about 25 30 dollars if that doesn't fix it get ready for the fun takes about two to three hours to replace the rack the engine frame has to be dropped down some to get it out but i have fixed several of those.
If you have play that means you have worn parts. You will need to determine what parts are worn and replace them. The vehicle will need to be put on a rack and inspected.
The best way is to replaced the entire rack assembly.
reroute the line around the power steering cooler
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