Mechanics

POWER STEERING PROBLEM

Toyota Corolla

I am asking this question for my sister-in-law who is a college student (and does not have too much disposable income). She bought a 1999 toyota corolla VE with 95000 miles.
today the car required extra effort to turn the steering wheel. She took it to a firestone and was told that the power steering pump and pulley needed to be replaced and given an estimate for $1200.
the car is about 80 miles from home and she would like to drive it home and see if she can get a cheaper estimate.
is the car safe to drive with this problem? The towing bill for this distance is probably a couple of hundred dollars.
thanks.
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Pvel
October 24, 2007.



[quote="pvel"]i am asking this question for my sister-in-law who is a college student (and does not have too much disposable income). She bought a 1999 toyota corolla VE with 95000 miles.
Today the car required extra effort to turn the steering wheel. She took it to a firestone and was told that the power steering pump and pulley needed to be replaced and given an estimate for $1200.
The car is about 80 miles from home and she would like to drive it home and see if she can get a cheaper estimate.
Is the car safe to drive with this problem? The towing bill for this distance is probably a couple of hundred dollars.
Thanks.[/Quote

Hello !

Well, I dont think driving the car with a faulty power steering pump its going to be a problem, but its better to get another estimate out there, 1200 its a lot of money!
The pump should run on about 150 (new) and to replace not much than a 100. Did you check the prices on an autopart store?

You can buy it and pay just for the replacement!

Let us know!

We are glad to help you save money!

Tiny
Fisherman
Oct 24, 2007.