Nissan Frontier Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement at your home or office.

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Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Estimate for Nissan Frontier

Nissan Frontier Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement costs $644 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2010 Nissan FrontierV6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1327.88Shop/Dealer Price$1639.69 - $2460.19
2014 Nissan FrontierV6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1327.88Shop/Dealer Price$1639.47 - $2459.79
1999 Nissan FrontierL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$850.41Shop/Dealer Price$1055.58 - $1628.76
2004 Nissan FrontierL4-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$992.89Shop/Dealer Price$1219.28 - $1812.60
1999 Nissan FrontierV6-3.3LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$857.41Shop/Dealer Price$1063.27 - $1636.96
2006 Nissan FrontierL4-2.5LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1230.40Shop/Dealer Price$1528.93 - $2339.47
2013 Nissan FrontierV6-4.0LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1327.88Shop/Dealer Price$1635.04 - $2452.06
2008 Nissan FrontierL4-2.5LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1230.40Shop/Dealer Price$1516.84 - $2318.32
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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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Casey

Casey

21 years of experience
152 reviews
Casey
21 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Noise from engine or exhaust - Seattle, Washington
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David

10 years of experience
128 reviews
David
10 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Car is not starting - Alpharetta, Georgia
Absolutely excellent experience. Very kind happy and helpful. Couldn't ask for better. He diagnose my truck but I decided to fix it myself. Diagnosis was spot-on
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Gerron

31 years of experience
118 reviews
Gerron
31 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Car is not starting - Beaverton, Oregon
We had a fantastic experience with Gerron. He was punctual, clean, professional, and friendly -- he wasn't even fazed by having our 5yr old hanging out to watch. Peeking in his van, everything was clean, and well organized. He listened to what we said, and was patient in answering our questions. Every step of the way, he gave us the information we needed to make decisions on how to proceed with the repairs -- our best case/worst case scenarios, and what our options were in either case. His explanations about what was wrong were in plain language, easy for non-mechanics to understand, without being condescending. When it turned out that we were facing the worst case scenario (needing a new motor), he gave us the option of completing the repair (i.e. putting all the parts back on the car) or stopping early so that we didn't incur any further parts or labour expenses. We opted to stop early, and he left us all the parts lined up in an orderly fashion. I wouldn't hesitate to have Gerron be our go-to mechanic.
Anthony

Anthony

30 years of experience
59 reviews
Anthony
30 years of experience
Nissan Frontier - Brake Pads Replacement (Front) - Stockbridge, Georgia
The best onsite mechanic i have encountered. Very friendly, outgoing, knowledgeable and efficient. Takes pride in his work and is very thorough.

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