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Steering rack replacement/leakage

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Well, I have had the dreaded steering rack leakage problem for some time now. I was looking at replacement racks online and trying to figure out if it's worth replacing or not. My 2007 RX is 107k miles but I'm wondering if I should just trade it in and forget about trying to fix it? If I do fix it, will the issue come back?

Has anyone had this issue and had it repaired and has the issue came back?

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This was a prob for Lexus. U may want to call them and discuss the prob. with them/ Maybe they will help u.

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We have a 2009 RX350 with 150K miles.. just had the steering rack replaced due to leaking.  It cost us $593 for the rack and new fluid and $285 for the labor plus $90 for a front end alignment at our local mechanic who does all of our service work.  The rest of the car runs great so felt it was a worthwhile investment,.  we intend on running this car to 300K miles if we can.

 

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5 hours ago, Jon_W said:

We have a 2009 RX350 with 150K miles.. just had the steering rack replaced due to leaking.  It cost us $593 for the rack and new fluid and $285 for the labor plus $90 for a front end alignment at our local mechanic who does all of our service work.  The rest of the car runs great so felt it was a worthwhile investment,.  we intend on running this car to 300K miles if we can.

 

Where did you have this done? At the dealer or a car shop? What rack did you use? OEM or some aftermarket or rebuilt? How does the car handle? Any differences?

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We had the work down at our local foreign car mechanic, Matt's Imports on Whidbey Island, WA, so I suspect it is not an option for you.  The replacement rack was an aftermarket rebuild that he recommended instead of the OEM/new part.  The car handles great.

 

 

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I just had this done too: 04 RX 330 w/170Kmi. Rack and all front end bits (outer tie rods, bar links, etc). Labor was $500, alignment was $100, aftermarket parts $300 +/-/ Rack was from Detroit Axle, online.

Now I've got to do the CV joints/axle as sometimes it gets scary shaky at speed.

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