I started to notice a whining noise for the past few weeks. It happened during the first 15 to 20 minutes of driving. This made me think it might be a belt or power steering related problem. My car was due for a 60,000 mileage service, and it turned out that the power steering unit was leaking. The mechanic said they need to put in a new Power Steering rack at some point. He said it’s very rare for this to happen at this low of mileage. I am hoping this will be covered under warranty. What do you think about this? What are you ideas or thoughts?
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Hello. It is rare that the steering rack and the power steering pump needs to be replaced at 60,000 miles. These parts usually last for over 100,000 miles and are not often replaced. I do not think that the steering rack will be covered under warranty because it is usually considered a wear and tear component. It would be a good idea to verify the fault with another expert because the steering rack is expensive to repair. If you need a second opinion on the car, a certified professional from YourMechanic can come to your home to inspect the leak and replace the steering rack if necessary.
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