Volvo S90 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

(1,349)

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

(1,349)

Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement Estimate for Volvo S90

Volvo S90 Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement costs $970 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Volvo S90L6-2.9LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1435.22Shop/Dealer Price$1778.73 - $2752.57
2018 Volvo S90L4-2.0L Turbo HybridService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$2138.27Shop/Dealer Price$2661.46 - $4189.15
1997 Volvo S90L6-2.9LService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$1417.22Shop/Dealer Price$1757.88 - $2729.58
2018 Volvo S90L4-2.0L TurboService typeSteering Rack/Gearbox ReplacementEstimate$2138.27Shop/Dealer Price$2661.43 - $4189.08
Show example Volvo S90 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 Volvo mechanics

Real customer reviews from Volvo owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(1,349)

Rating Summary
1,271
42
10
5
21
1,271
42
10
5
21

Grzegorz

41 years of experience
473 reviews
Grzegorz
41 years of experience
Volvo S90 L6-2.9L - Oil Change - Daly City, California
Grzegorz was awesome, thorough, and very knowledgeable... He did oil change for my car, took pictures and identify all problems with the car in his 50-point inspection report. Would highly recommend Grzegorz for your next automotive service.

Peter

27 years of experience
86 reviews
Peter
27 years of experience
Volvo S90 L6-2.9L - Check Engine Light is on - Fresno, California
Very happy with his service, very knowledgeable.

Rigoberto

11 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
11 years of experience
Volvo S90 L6-2.9L - Brake Pads Replacement (Front, Rear) - Chicago, Illinois
VERY OUTSTANDING WORK !!!!!!!!!!!

Scott

36 years of experience
838 reviews
Scott
36 years of experience
Volvo S60 L5-2.5L Turbo - Fuel Pump - Mesa, Arizona
Mechanic arrived on time and finished early and did a great job.

Excellent Rating

(1,349)

Rating Summary
1,271
42
10
5
21
1,271
42
10
5
21
Number of Volvo services completed
14839+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Volvo MECHANICS
600+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

B1935 OBD-II Trouble Code: Air Bag Passenger Inflator Circuit Resistance Low on Squib
B1935 means there is an issue with the circuit regarding the air bag inflator on the passenger side, likely due to faulty wiring or a module defect.
P0817 OBD-II Trouble Code: Starter Disable Circuit
P0817 means there is an issue with the starter disable circuit, possibly involving the battery, battery cable, or starter disable relay.
P0667 OBD-II Trouble Code: PCM/ECM/TCM Internal Temperature Sensor Range or Performance
P0667 means there is a problem with a temperature reading within the engine or transmission. This could be due to overheating or faulty wiring.

The EPC light is on and off and the engine light flashes about 24 times and stops, but it will flash again if stop and go or when I was trying to fight the lose of power and engine tremmors. I don't have money to pay a machanic, so I will be fixing the problem myself. I plan on taking it to advance auto for a code reader. To have a better idea and maybe narrow down what it could be. Milage is 155453, has ran like a top since we bought it.

My 2013 jeep wrangler is having a hard time starting every day. Most days will not start. Battery and alternator tested fine.

If your battery is dead overnight then you may have a short in one of the systems or an interior light is on inside the vehicle. You should have the charging system checked on the vehicle to make sure it...

Shop says tie rods, wheel bearings and motor mounts are going bad on a used Bonneville-salesman says not true because no noise

Based on data from the Kelly Blue Book database of used car transactions, if the car were in good condition (which it isn't , obviously), it's worth about $2,000. Given the number, and extent, of required repairs, $2,000 would be...

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