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Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Estimate for Nissan 240SX

Nissan 240SX Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement costs $1113 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1989 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$2028.66Shop/Dealer Price$2508.11 - $3885.08
1991 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1984.66Shop/Dealer Price$2464.15 - $3841.15
1994 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1984.66Shop/Dealer Price$2464.15 - $3841.15
1993 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1984.66Shop/Dealer Price$2464.10 - $3841.06
1995 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$2000.66Shop/Dealer Price$2482.67 - $3861.56
1990 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1984.66Shop/Dealer Price$2464.15 - $3841.15
1997 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$2012.66Shop/Dealer Price$2494.30 - $3872.92
1998 Nissan 240SXL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$2012.66Shop/Dealer Price$2495.20 - $3874.48
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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.

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Deane

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Deane
11 years of experience
Nissan 240SX L4-2.4L - Car starts and then dies - San Diego, California
The initial appointment with Deane was fine, however, the follow-up was less than satisfactory. After his inspection Deane informed me I would be contacted by the office with a quote. After waiting more than 5 hours, I called and left a message requesting a call back. I was called back, given a quote and when requesting an appointment was told I'd be called again after checking Deane's schedule. Two hours later I was informed via message that Peter was assigned the repair appointment for 4/23.. One hour before the appointment, Peter called to reschedule due to a problem with needed parts. An hour later the office called stating there is no problem and Peter could arrive around noon. I'd had enough by then that I canceled the appointment. Deane as an individual was professional, but I would not recommend him because of the lack of professionalism demonstrated by his employer.

H

26 years of experience
828 reviews
H
26 years of experience
Nissan 240SX L4-2.4L - Alternator - Palo Alto, California
the maintenance provided did not fix the problem

Alex

22 years of experience
112 reviews
Alex
22 years of experience
Nissan 240SX L4-2.4L - Check Engine Light is on - Phoenix, Arizona
Got right down to the point and told me what I needed to hear, great experience with Alex.

James

30 years of experience
837 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Nissan 240SX L4-2.4L - Engine is misfiring - Casselberry, Florida
James arrived a little earlier than our scheduled appointment, so we had some time to chat and go into detail about the car's history and so he could provide a more thorough diagnosis of my car. James was very polite, friendly, and a great conversationalist during the appointment. Related to the actual appointment, James was very thorough in his diagnosis of my car and even helped me understand a bit more about my car and what it needed so I could take that information and learn from it. During his report, he determined what was wrong with my car (a bad injector) and even went beyond to determine things that could come up as potential issues and how to remedy them. Overall, the experience was very positive and I'm glad that I went ahead and setup an appointment for James to diagnose my car. If I had someone that needed a mechanic or someone to diagnose their car, James would likely be the first person that came to mind.

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