Rack and pinion is leaking. Cost is $1300. Can my car survive w/o repair? on 2005 Nissan Murano

It is a 2005 murano. I can't afford the repair. How long does the car have ? Can I add fluid?

by in Denton, TX on February 14, 2014
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3 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by , February 14, 2014
It's your steering! Fix it or park it!! What happens if it goes out all at once in that spot where you really need power assist?
COMMENT by , February 15, 2014
Thank you
COMMENT by , February 16, 2014
You are welcom! Sorry to be so blunt but it is a safety issue.
ANSWER by , June 23, 2014
A mechanic gave me the same diagnosis($1500). I got a 2nd opinion, 2nd mechanic said it was my power steering hose that was leaking (dealer item= $290). I went with 2nd opinion, steering has been perfectly fine for last 3 months.
ANSWER by , February 14, 2014
Did you check the price for an after market rack.
COMMENT by , February 15, 2014
I received names for two other mechanics to compare prices . Thank you.
COMMENT by , February 15, 2014
Hope it helps. Good luck