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How much does Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara $702 $548.18 $154.00 10% $784.68
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 $353 $226.56 $126.00 16% $420.06
2010 Hyundai Genesis $1092 $952.48 $140.00 6% $1167.48
2003 Honda S2000 $962 $836.25 $126.00 6% $1029.75
2003 Mitsubishi Montero Sport $1084 $895.28 $189.00 8% $1185.53
2005 Mercury Mariner $486 $275.96 $210.00 18% $598.46
2009 GMC Sierra 1500 $540 $435.50 $105.00 9% $596.75
2006 Cadillac CTS $567 $419.81 $147.00 12% $645.56
2010 Mercedes-Benz E550 $3071 $2840.39 $231.00 3% $3195.14
2008 Lexus LX570 $487 $276.58 $210.00 18% $599.08
2008 Audi Q7 $538 $327.95 $210.00 17% $650.45
2011 Lincoln Town Car $532 $377.99 $154.00 13% $614.49
2005 Lexus GS430 $658 $468.88 $189.00 13% $759.13
2013 Jaguar XF $1033 $808.84 $224.00 10% $1152.84
2014 Jaguar F-Type $1019 $808.84 $210.00 9% $1131.34
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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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Number of Reviews

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Patrick

29 years of experience
712 reviews
Patrick
29 years of experience
Patrick basically took her car apart and put it back together. He is an amazing mechanic and understood what we wanted and tried to save as money as well.
2000 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER - STEERING RACK/GEARBOX - AUSTIN, TEXAS

Rodney

32 years of experience
296 reviews
Rodney
32 years of experience
Rodney was on time, courteous, and professional. He was very knowledgeable and completed the job quickly. I would definitely use Rodney again and I highly recommend him to others.
2003 HONDA ACCORD - STEERING RACK/GEARBOX - EL DORADO HILLS, CALIFORNIA

Jeffrey

10 years of experience
14 reviews
Jeffrey
10 years of experience
He did a great job replacing the manual steering rack in my car, normally I'd do it myself but it was giving me problems. Jeffery had no problem working on it despite the car being over 30 years old. He was also friendly and thorough in his work, nothing looked out of place when he was done.
1985 PLYMOUTH TURISMO 2.2 - STEERING RACK/GEARBOX - MARIETTA, GEORGIA

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