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



Visitor, 3.0L V6, Tucson, AZ, January 20, 2011, 19:40

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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  • Answer #1

    January 21, 2011, 00:32

    Can you be more specific for what "tubes" are being suggested?

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    Visitor, March 07, 2011, 20:22

    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.

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