Mazda Miata 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

(232)

$734.68 - $1,266.89

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

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

(232)

Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Estimate for Mazda Miata

Mazda Miata Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement costs $878 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1993 Mazda MiataL4-1.6LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1297.88Shop/Dealer Price$1598.68 - $2434.82
2003 Mazda MiataL4-1.8LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1479.31Shop/Dealer Price$1819.98 - $2759.39
1999 Mazda MiataL4-1.8LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1494.81Shop/Dealer Price$1833.25 - $2770.98
1997 Mazda MiataL4-1.8LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1592.30Shop/Dealer Price$1971.83 - $3037.41
2004 Mazda MiataL4-1.8L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$2239.31Shop/Dealer Price$2766.19 - $4272.76
2001 Mazda MiataL4-1.8LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1463.81Shop/Dealer Price$1796.78 - $2730.42
1994 Mazda MiataL4-1.8LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1310.38Shop/Dealer Price$1607.35 - $2440.62
2000 Mazda MiataL4-1.8LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1494.81Shop/Dealer Price$1831.02 - $2767.10
Show example Mazda Miata Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement prices

Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Service

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 Mazda mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mazda owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(232)

Rating Summary
216
7
5
1
3
216
7
5
1
3

Chris

21 years of experience
1945 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
Mazda Miata - Exhaust Gas Recirculation/EGR Valve - Garden Grove, California
Fantastic experience. Finding an honest mechanic is like finding a needle in a haystack. Chris is honest and does a great job. Definitely the best.

Kim

23 years of experience
93 reviews
Kim
23 years of experience
Mazda Miata - Clutch Master Cylinder - Durham, North Carolina
This was the first time I’ve ever had a mechanic come to the home to fix a car and it was a great experience with Kim! (When you can’t drive the car to a shop due to clutch failure, I went ahead and tried YourMechanic) As usual, when working with an older car, always something comes up when finding leaks and replacing systems like clutch hydraulic components. We diagnose, move forward, and Kim knew exactly what to do to complete the job!

Tinashe

12 years of experience
447 reviews
Tinashe
12 years of experience
Mazda Miata - Oil Change - Canton, Georgia
Very pleased

Nathan

16 years of experience
243 reviews
Nathan
16 years of experience
Mazda Miata - Car is not starting - Austin, Texas
I am so MAD, Nathan was nice and friendly, diagnosed my car in a very quick manner.... But he told me the wrong location of my fuse problem. I pulled out the fuse(after breaking it) and went to the store to get a new one. After he told me it would only be $5 . Well try $55 after also having to order it on line and wait 4 days. Well come to find out that is the wrong fuse to which would fix my problem. Now. I have to purchase a completely new fuse which is also $60... So I've spent nearly $200 and my problem is still not solved. I just wish they wouldn't have told me the wrong fuse. I still like this company and will definitely use them again... But will be hesitant on anything they say instead of fix

Excellent Rating

(232)

Rating Summary
216
7
5
1
3
216
7
5
1
3
Number of Mazda Miata services completed
2552+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mazda MECHANICS
1000+
experts on our platform

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