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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
2007 Hyundai Entourage $588 $396.05 $191.97 10% $654.05
2010 Ford E-350 Super Duty $357 $245.42 $111.98 9% $395.92
2006 Ford F-150 $560 $415.92 $143.98 8% $609.42
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK280 $2604 $2307.73 $295.96 3% $2705.48
2013 Audi Q7 $1759 $1518.87 $239.97 4% $1841.37
2014 Jaguar XJ $1304 $1016.04 $287.96 7% $1403.04

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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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Recent Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement reviews

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Matthew

33 years of experience
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Matthew
33 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala - Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement - Norfolk, Virginia
Very professional and very informative on recommendations on what my vehicle would need in the future.
Ford Excursion - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Newport News, Virginia
Excellent service from mechanic and so convenient and Matt is knowledgeable and a real people person.

Alexander

6 years of experience
126 reviews
Alexander
6 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Columbus, Ohio
We have struggled to find a good, reliable, and trustworthy mechanic in our area since moving here a year ago. We are so happy to have found this service, and specifically Mr. Baukman. He is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. Even under less than ideal circumstances (it started raining) he was able to complete the repair and in less time than originally expected. Thanks so much and I look forward to working with you in the future!
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Steering Rack/Gearbox Replacement - Blacklick, Ohio
Knowledgeable, professional, and informative when you are curious on what's going. Only fixing what's needs fix. But still letting you know in a clear way of any other concerns.

Arturo

12 years of experience
78 reviews
Arturo
12 years of experience
Buick Rainier - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Kissimmee, Florida
Had a very difficult job to do but he did not give up and had the get up and go attitude. The job took longer than quoted be he prevailed and did a good job.
Mercury Grand Marquis - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Kissimmee, Florida
I have known some mechanics at their service station that will make u believe they know what there doing but some do and some do not. But Arturo has the knowledge and the skill that some mechanics should learn from. He is a professional mechanic and i am very glad i had him to repair my car.

James

23 years of experience
44 reviews
James
23 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E420 - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Marietta, Georgia
Excellent service. Very knowledgeable and meticulous, ensuring that the work is flawless before he leaves. I highly recommend James.

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