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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 Jeep Grand Cherokee $636 $452.51 $183.97 9% $699.76
2010 Ford Taurus $515 $338.76 $175.97 10% $575.26
2014 Dodge Charger $607 $478.76 $127.98 6% $650.76
2004 Lexus LS430 $901 $684.62 $215.97 7% $974.87
2012 Cadillac Escalade $595 $475.01 $119.98 6% $636.26
2015 Ford Mustang $524 $283.79 $239.97 13% $606.29

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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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Matthew

31 years of experience
639 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Dodge Ram 1500 - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Hampton, Virginia
This is not my first experience with Matthew or Your Mechanic. I have been very satisfied with Matthew's & Your Mechanic service.
Saturn Relay - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Norfolk, Virginia
Matthew was super nice, punctual, and competent. He explained everything that he was doing, and did a thorough inspection afterwards. I would highly recommend this mechanic and will look to use him again in the future!

Victor

9 years of experience
195 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Toyota Camry - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Everything was perfect. He has a ton of tools and is very prepared for anything. He was very professionally and knew how to fix our problem. I will definitely refer him to friends and family.
Pontiac Montana - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Virginia Beach, Virginia
Repairs went off without a problem, he told me about potential problems when it comes to getting my vehicle inspected, what might not pass so I won't have any surprises. A true professional and very knowledgeable excellent.

Keith

16 years of experience
278 reviews
Keith
16 years of experience
Toyota Avalon - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Bartow, Florida
I had a good experience with the mechanic and he seems to be very knowledgable. I would recommend him to my friends.

Roberto

10 years of experience
18 reviews
Roberto
10 years of experience
Honda Odyssey - Steering Rack/Gearbox - Houston, Texas
Roberto was on time and got everything I needed done. He explained everything to me well and was able to answer all my questions. I recommend him and would definitely request him for another job.

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