Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: I want to know if I'm going to pay to much for a RACK N PINION - SLIGHT LEAK and OIL PAN GASKET, they are asking 1240 dollars is t

asked by on

For a RACK N PINION - SLIGHT LEAK and OIL PAN GASKET - SLIGHT LEAK is 1240 dollars a good price?

My car has 180260 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

A: This would be considered a fairly normal pr...

This would be considered a fairly normal price for replacing an oil pan gasket and a rack and pinion. Whether or not to replace the rack and pinion or oil pan gasket is up to you. It would depend on the severity of the leak. If you say that the leak is only slight and if you are not having to add fluid, I would disregard this for a while if you need to. If the leak is a faster leak that requires you to add fluid often, I would maybe recommend breaking it down to two repairs starting with the leak that is the fastest or the least expensive. Once again, the decision to replace these items would depend entirely on the speed at which they are leaking.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The back end of my car is sitting lower than it should and won't move more than a foot in drive or reverse.

Hello. From what you describe it would appear that your vehicle may be experiencing more than one issue. If the rear of your vehicle is noticeably lower than the front, it may be possible that some sort of suspension problem...

Q: Changed brakes and rotors now the emergency brakes is squeaking when driving. What could be wrong?

Hey there. As you may know, your emergency brake is operated and controlled by a separate drum brake assembly located behind the rear disc brakes. The emergency brake is operated by a drum brake set up with brake shoes that...

Q: Misfire on cylinder 8

Misfires are caused by lack of fuel or the ignition system isn't providing the needed spark. At least these are the most common single cylinder failures. It is possible, all be it remotely, that you have a compression problem, but...

Related articles

How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.