2002 Chevy Impala 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 141, 00 miles
I was having no trouble with my steering system but asked my repair shop to check out a noise in the engine compartment. They said it was the steering system. Had the car on the rack and they punctured the boot and fluid ran out. Until then, P/S fluid was never low and now it needs to be topped off once/month. Before topping off, it starts to squeal a little while turning. They tell me that I need a new rack and pinion assembly and re-manufactured pump. With alignment, flushing the system, and labor, I have an estimate of $1300. Do I need a new pump? How can I tell? If I skip the pump and labor, I can reduce the bill by $350. Times are tough. I will do if necessary but otherwise not. I hope to drive the car another 2 years or 40,000-50,000 miles.
have the same problem?
Monday, March 22nd, 2010 AT 4:22 PM