Mini Cooper Clubman 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

(8)

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

(8)

Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Estimate for Mini Cooper Clubman

Mini Cooper Clubman Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement costs $995 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2018 Mini Cooper ClubmanL4-2.0L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1865.53Shop/Dealer Price$2313.01 - $3613.62
2018 Mini Cooper ClubmanL3-1.5L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1835.53Shop/Dealer Price$2283.04 - $3583.67
Show example Mini Cooper Clubman 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 Mini mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mini owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(8)

Rating Summary
8
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0

Chris

22 years of experience
2143 reviews
Chris
22 years of experience
Mini Cooper Clubman L3-1.5L Turbo - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Silverado, California
He arrived early, went straight to work, and it should have been quoted higher as it’s a Mini which takes longer than the average break job. He didn’t try to get more than the quoted amount. He even set out to replace a running light for me when he was finished. I thought there would hard sales telling me I needed more work but there wasn’t. Because he didn’t try to sell me more work, I will use him again. When I hired a mechanic I don’t want a salesman. 

Manuel

32 years of experience
540 reviews
Manuel
32 years of experience
Mini Cooper Clubman L3-1.5L Turbo - Oil Change - Long Beach, California
Very pleasant.

Chuck

10 years of experience
306 reviews
Chuck
10 years of experience
Mini Cooper Clubman L4-2.0L Turbo - Battery - McKinney, Texas
Incredible service

Alejandro

9 years of experience
69 reviews
Alejandro
9 years of experience
Mini Cooper Clubman L3-1.5L Turbo - Tire Rotation - Los Angeles, California
Alejandro was awesome!! I felt very comfortable trusting him working with my car. He was very professional and polite. The service was fantastic as well. I would highly recommend Alejandro!!

Excellent Rating

(8)

Rating Summary
8
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
Number of Mini Cooper Clubman services completed
88+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mini MECHANICS
400+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

P0111 OBD-II Trouble Code: IAT sensor circuit range or performance problem
P0111 P0111 code definition Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor circuit range or performance problem What the P0111 code means P0111 is the OBD-II generic code that indicates the engine control module (ECM) has recorded the IAT sensor input go out...
Honda Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
If If you have been shopping for a used Honda vehicle, you may want to check out cars under their certified pre-owned program. Many manufacturers have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program, and each one is set up differently. Read on...
How Do I Get Healthcare as an Independent Mechanic?
Independent automotive technicians can secure health care through an employer or through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

I need to replace my catalytic converter and I wanted to see what are the main parts I will need to buy that comes with it?

The parts required to change out a catalytic convertor will really depend on what type of converter is going to be used. There are factory type replacements that will use a flange and just get bolted into place, that will...

I am 3 hours out of town, can I drive my car home to my mechanic?

Yes, you should not have any problem driving home. The RSC light indicates that there may be an issue with the "roll stability control" which is related to the traction control system in your vehicle. The traction control system monitors...

Put water in the battery and it now won't hold a charge and it hot hot and boiled out some of the water

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