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.]
Leak of Power steering fluid; tube replacement suggested by Dealer's repair shop. on 1998 Toyota Avalon
by Visitor in Tucson, AZ on January 20, 2011
ANSWER by DaveJHM on January 20, 2011
Can you be more specific for what "tubes" are being suggested?
ANSWER by Visitor on March 07, 2011
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.