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

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: If I want to do most maintenance / fix most problems myself, what tools should I buy?

When it comes to servicing vehicles there are going to be many types of tools that will be needed. If you want to start servicing your own vehicle there is not any one mechanics tool set out there that will...

Q: Car runs hotter than normal on express way

Hello. If the car is running hot at higher speeds, then that typically means it has a clogged radiator or a thermostat that is not fully opening. It can also be caused by a slightly leaking head gasket. I usually...

Q: Manual vs. automatic transmission for a first-time driver

I learned to drive on a standard transmission. It is not that hard to drive a modern standard transmission, because hydraulic clutches run smooth, and the shift is on the floor. It’s not like when I was a kid, when...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...