1998 Toyota Avalon Q&A

1998 Toyota Avalon Question: Leak of Power steering fluid; tube replacement suggested by Dealer's repair shop.

What is a fair charge for this? If there's a leak, can't the area where it leaks, be sealed? Is it necessary to replace the entire "tube section" for a total charge of over $500? THis is the first time ever for this problem. Please advise. [The car has always done very well, with its check -ups before.] -
Answer 1
Can you be more specific for what "tubes" are being suggested? -
Answer 2
You may need to replace rack and pinion which failed on my Avalon after 8 years. Common symptom is loss of power steering fluid. Cost was about $750. -