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

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.]

by in Tucson, AZ on January 20, 2011
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2 answers
ANSWER by , 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.
ANSWER by , January 20, 2011
Can you be more specific for what "tubes" are being suggested?