Volvo 850 Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement at your home or office.

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

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement.
Learn More

$474.22 - $604.21

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.

Average rating from customers who
received a Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement.
Learn More


Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Estimate for Volvo 850

Volvo 850 Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement costs $533 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1997 Volvo 850L5-2.3L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$885.45Shop/Dealer Price$1074.83 - $1552.38
1993 Volvo 850L5-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$783.46Shop/Dealer Price$958.50 - $1425.30
1997 Volvo 850L5-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$825.95Shop/Dealer Price$1007.05 - $1478.38
1996 Volvo 850L5-2.3L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$902.45Shop/Dealer Price$1089.38 - $1565.10
1994 Volvo 850L5-2.3L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$783.46Shop/Dealer Price$962.33 - $1432.00
1995 Volvo 850L5-2.3L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$885.45Shop/Dealer Price$1070.67 - $1545.11
1995 Volvo 850L5-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$825.95Shop/Dealer Price$998.53 - $1463.48
1996 Volvo 850L5-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$839.45Shop/Dealer Price$1016.67 - $1485.10
Show example Volvo 850 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

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Volvo mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volvo owners like you.

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Volvo 850 Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

40

Rating Summary
37
2
0
1
0
37
2
0
1
0

Tom

41 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
41 years of experience
Volvo 850 - oil cooler hose replacement - San Jose, California
1. YourMechanic rescheduled my appointment because the parts were not available in time. That should have been determined before scheduling. 2. Wrong parts ordered and given to mechanic. Result: Couldn't fix bad motor mounts without rescheduling for a 3rd time.

Ben

40 years of experience
1142 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
Volvo 850 - Brake safety inspection - Houston, Texas

Dave

22 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
22 years of experience
Volvo 850 - Smoke from engine or exhaust - Santa Cruz, California
Excellent in every way!

David

20 years of experience
107 reviews
David
20 years of experience
Volvo 850 - Axle / CV Shaft Assembly Replacement (Passenger Side Front) - Denver, Colorado

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Volvo 850 Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

40

Rating Summary
37
2
0
1
0
37
2
0
1
0
Red-stars EXCELLENT RATING ON
Number of Volvo 850 services completed
440+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Volvo MECHANICS
400+
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.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com