Why should the rack on the rack and pinion steering have to be replaced at 39000 on 2008 Honda Accord

It is going to cost me nearly $1,000 dollars to replace this

by in Ledyard, CT on August 08, 2012
2 answers 4 comments
ANSWER by on August 08, 2012
Your car is 5 years old and parts do fail/go bad. What type of problem are you having?
COMMENT by on August 08, 2012
Thanks. Only problem at this time is leaks on driveway and in garage and replacing fluid.
COMMENT by on August 08, 2012
The only repair is to have the steering rack replaced. The seals that leak cannot be replace separately.
COMMENT by on August 09, 2012
Thank you for your response. One of my questions was about the seal.
ANSWER by on August 08, 2012
not uncommon after 5yrs call honda and see if they will help you out $ wise
COMMENT by on August 11, 2012
Actually at the dealer (24 bay shop) we do maybe a dozen racks a year. Most are on cars either with a defect that shows up early on- less than 15K , the others are generally replaced due to an accident , or the cust(or outside shop) put non-honda fluid in it-that WILL cause seals to fail very quickly.Are you sure it's the rack and not a line or fitting going to it?

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