do you have to replace rack and pinion pump and pressure line if you loose power on 2003 Ford Taurus

why cant i replace only one thing on this area if the flouid spirts out of the pressure cap after the car turns off and the price i got for this was 558.04 for parts and772.20 for labor and cant i fix it myself?? and start with the cheapest part

by in Waterford, WI on November 09, 2012
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3 answers
ANSWER by , November 12, 2012
Do you have a full set of metric box wrenches (long & short) , crows foot wrenches , line wrenches, jack and jack stands , air compressor 1/2 &3/8 drive air tools drain pan, alignment rack screwdrivers channel locks, torx (internal& external) and a pressure guage with adapters and any other random item I'm missing ? then yes you CAN do it yourself! From your description you need a steering rack fluid spurting out of the reservoir is only the symptom , not the CAUSE. Good luck!!
ANSWER by , November 09, 2012
if you never done this before i would let a repair shop do it
ANSWER by , November 09, 2012
If there is no power and you are losing pressure from the need another pump.