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

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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.]
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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.