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

 

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navy7072, Ledyard, CT, August 08, 2012, 07:41
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It is going to cost me nearly $1,000 dollars to replace this

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    Chevy Power August 08, 2012, 07:46
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    Your car is 5 years old and parts do fail/go bad. What type of problem are you having?

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    navy7072, August 08, 2012, 08:25
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    Thanks. Only problem at this time is leaks on driveway and in garage and replacing fluid.

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    Chevy Power, August 08, 2012, 12:36
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    The only repair is to have the steering rack replaced. The seals that leak cannot be replace separately.

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    navy7072, August 09, 2012, 08:51
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    Thank you for your response. One of my questions was about the seal.

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    Greg's Orange Auto (13616 Answers) , Orange, CA - (714) 361-9386
    globalhelper August 08, 2012, 12:46
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    not uncommon after 5yrs call honda and see if they will help you out $ wise

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    ziptie12, August 11, 2012, 16:31
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    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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