The average cost for a Steering Rack Replacement is between $1016 and $1253. Labor costs are estimated between $404 and $511 while parts are priced between $612 and $742. Get a personalized estimate based on your location and specific car. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Steering Rack Replacement Cost for Kia Optima
Steering Rack Replacement Estimate (National Average)
A four-wheel alignment should be performed after replacing the Kia Optima steering rack.
The shop should flush the power steering system when replacing the power steering rack.
A failing steering rack may clunk when turning or when going over bumps.
Turning easily in one direction, but with difficulty in the other, is an indication of a problem with the steering rack.
Problems with the Kia Optima power steering control module (where applicable) can imitate problems with the steering rack. Be sure that the problem has been properly diagnosed before replacing an expensive steering rack.