Park Avenue

Loss of Power Steering Fluid From Steering Rack Failure on Buick Park Avenue

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The steering rack may fail causing a loss of power steering fluid as a result the steering may become hard to turn.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 138,911 (78,000–242,977)
15 model years affected: 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, more1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
28 people reported this problem
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Power steering fluid is leaking. My mechanic tells me that it needs a new power steering rack and pinion. Total repair estimate: $862.55.
hard to turn steering wheel at slow speeds or just when much does it cost to repair replace\steering rack.
It's hard to turn steering wheel while moving slow or parking and when I hit the gas it makes streaking noise
rack and pump leaking, recommended replacement at yearly inspection. Car has had several suspension parts replaced between 130,000 and 170,000 including stabilizer links.