Volvo S70 Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement at your home or office.

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Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Estimate for Volvo S70

Volvo S70 Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement costs $545 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Volvo S70L5-2.3L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$842.95Shop/Dealer Price$1026.41 - $1499.53
1999 Volvo S70L5-2.3L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$842.95Shop/Dealer Price$1026.24 - $1499.23
1998 Volvo S70L5-2.4L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$842.95Shop/Dealer Price$1026.41 - $1499.53
1998 Volvo S70L5-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$857.45Shop/Dealer Price$1038.82 - $1510.37
2000 Volvo S70L5-2.4L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$842.95Shop/Dealer Price$1031.28 - $1508.05
2000 Volvo S70L5-2.3L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$842.95Shop/Dealer Price$1022.87 - $1493.32
1999 Volvo S70L5-2.4LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$842.95Shop/Dealer Price$1017.26 - $1483.51
1999 Volvo S70L5-2.4L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$857.45Shop/Dealer Price$1036.74 - $1506.74
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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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Chris
14 years of experience
Volvo S70 - Brake Pads Replacement (Rear) - Dallas, Texas
Great guy, great attitude for coming out at 7 PM. Arrived on time, sharp. Did leave out details on the summary that would have been important to note.

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Patrick
30 years of experience
Volvo S70 - Car is not starting - Las Vegas, Nevada
very proficient and thorough diagnosing the problem

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12 years of experience
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Jacob
12 years of experience
Volvo S70 - Inspection Service - Austin, Texas
Jacob's diagnosis was incorrect - it was not a bad ignition coil, but rather a bad cam sensor, that was preventing the car from starting. I may be wrong, but it seems that he could not test the sensor with the equipment on hand, and so blamed the ignition coil despite the fact that they very rarely fail. I enjoyed speaking with Jacob and he explained his reasoning well, and so I had no basis to question his judgement.

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Andy
12 years of experience
Volvo S70 - Alternator Repair - San Antonio, Texas
I had a bad alternator and torn belt on my 98 volvo s70. Andy was on time, friendly, and worked hard to get the issue resolved. I showed him the car and he got to assessing the problem immediately. I left him to it and he fixed my car right in my apartment parking lot, he even worked to finish the repair in the dark. I was skeptical as first when signing up for yourmechanic.com but after dealing with Andy i would recommend his/their service to any of my friends or family. It was too easy and you save a lot of money. Just be careful not to schedule repairs in the pouring rain and you should be good. Fast, friendly, professional, & worth every penny. Thanks !

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