Jeep Wrangler Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(1,309)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(1,309)

Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Service

How much does a Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Jeep Wrangler Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement is $321 with $197 for parts and $123 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Jeep WranglerL4-2.5LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$721.33Shop/Dealer Price$877.29 - $1315.92
1997 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$695.33Shop/Dealer Price$851.31 - $1289.96
2001 Jeep WranglerL4-2.5LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$722.99Shop/Dealer Price$885.88 - $1345.28
2003 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$707.99Shop/Dealer Price$867.11 - $1315.23
2017 Jeep WranglerV6-3.6LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1822.82Shop/Dealer Price$2252.47 - $3498.52
1991 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$527.53Shop/Dealer Price$640.19 - $946.61
1999 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$701.83Shop/Dealer Price$857.63 - $1296.15
1994 Jeep WranglerL6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$534.53Shop/Dealer Price$647.52 - $954.19
Show example Jeep Wrangler Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement prices

What is the Steering Rack/Gearbox all about?

A rack and pinion system uses several large components. This includes your main-shaft, universal joints, and an underlying intermediate shaft which immediately responds to all your steering wheel movements.

This rack and pinion system is designed to make your car’s steering easier to turn with the added help of a power assisted pump or motor. The typical car sold these days now weighs over 3000 pounds and larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs often weigh over 5000 pounds. The steering rack along with this power assist system are what allow you to easily move all that heavy mass between the steering wheel and your tires without so much as breaking a sweat.

Keep in mind:

The steering rack requires heavy and sometimes sophisticated equipment to operate properly. Many of the big and heavy parts that are underneath your vehicle, such as the shafts and universal joints, can gradually wear out over the course of time.

If you feel your steering is tight, chances are your rack is perfectly fine. It’s when your steering feels sloppy, or when you start seeing power steering fluid underneath your vehicle, that an inspection should be done. Also, keep in mind that damage to major suspension parts, such as your CV axles, ball joints, and tie rod ends, can make your steering feel loose and uneven.

This is why it’s a good idea to have your entire steering and suspension system inspected whenever you suspect that there is an issue with your steering.

How it's done:

  • The vehicle is raised and supported on jack stands
  • The tires are removed and tie rods and steering gear disconnected
  • The steering rack and gear box is replaced
  • The system is filled with new fluid, tires reinstalled
  • The vehicle is lowered off of the jack stands

Our recommendation:

If your steering starts to feel clunky or uneven, get it inspected at the earliest possible opportunity. Even a minor issue, such as a cracked seal in between major components, can leak power steering fluid onto your steering rack. This can lead lead to the deterioration or even the complete failure of your steering rack. It’s worth your time to contact one of our top-rated mechanics so that the quickest and most reasonable solution can be pursued for your steering system.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Steering Rack/Gearbox?

  • Sloppy or uneven steering that takes varying levels of effort.
  • Power steering fluid leaks that are usually at the rear of the engine bay or underneath your car.
  • A hard ‘clunk’ noise when you go over large bumps coupled with a feel of being disconnected to the steering wheel.

How important is this service?

Steering is one of those aspects of driving that you never want to shortchange. Often times, a small issue can be due to little more than a leaking power steering hose or a malfunctioning power steering pump. These both tend to be far less expensive repairs than a steering rack.

However, if your steering rack is in need of replacement the consequences of ignoring it can be dire. The worst accidents tend to happen due to the loss of control on a vehicle and your steering rack is the one component that enables your steering to remain precise. If your steering is giving you trouble, it’s important to address it promptly.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Jeep mechanics

Real customer reviews from Jeep owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(1,309)

Rating Summary
1,247
33
7
2
20
1,247
33
7
2
20

Jonathan

25 years of experience
42 reviews
Jonathan
25 years of experience
Wrangler 2017 - Oil Change - Marietta, GA
My experience with Johnathan was great. He addressed all my questions, made recommendations and overall went beyond than just my simple request for an oil change. I will be requesting his services again. Thanks!

PETE

20 years of experience
26 reviews
PETE
20 years of experience
Wrangler 1997 - Alternator - West Chester, PA
Pete is great. He had to order parts and make a few return trips, and he was open about communicating turnaround times and giving me honest assessments and detail at every step. Have no hesitation doing business with him.

Alec

8 years of experience
13 reviews
Alec
8 years of experience
Wrangler 2014 - Oil Change - Chandler, AZ
Top notch ! Professional, clean, knowledgeable

Willie

17 years of experience
7 reviews
Willie
17 years of experience
Wrangler 2008 - Serpentine/Drive Belt - Leesburg, FL
He is the best. Thanks Willie for your patience and expertise

Excellent Rating

(1,309)

Rating Summary
1,247
33
7
2
20
1,247
33
7
2
20
Number of Jeep Wrangler services completed
14399+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Jeep MECHANICS
1300+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Don’t Have Kids
Buying Buying a used car is rarely a simple process, but if you don’t have kids, you have many more options than those who have to account for additional passengers. There are plenty of choices out there, depending on your...
How Long Does a Wheel Stud Last?
The The tires on a car are among the most important parts. Tires are the only part of a car that actually touch the ground, which means that you will have to ensure that they are working properly at all...
How to Make an Emergency Stop in Your Car
Every driver should know the best way to brake their car. If your car brakes go out, downshift to use engine braking to slow you down.

Ac blows hot in summer heat blows cool in winter

I can understand your confusion and frustration, I believe your Kia is experiencing a few different issues that could all together duplicate the concerns you are experiencing. It would appear that one or more blend doors, these are inside the...

Where is the vacuum check valve located on a vacuum assisted brake booster?

The check valve is built into the hose that connects to the brake booster. The hose should be disconnected from the booster connection when removing the master cylinder. If you apply vacuum to the hose after you remove it from...

Too Much ATF?

Hello. The shop you took the car too is absolutely correct. Your transmission is like your brain, if anything goes into it that may be foreign will fail. Your engine is like your body. You can add things to it...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com