1997 Geo Prizm rack and pinion

Tiny
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  • 1997 GEO PRIZM

Steering problem
1997 Geo Prizm 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 139000 miles

I was told I needs to replace the power steering rack and pinion. I don't have the money right now, so what is the worse that would happen if I still drive it.
Tahnks

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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 5:49 PM

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Tiny
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Generally the rack goes bad, excessive clearence causing excessive play.

This would cause the steering to be loose.

Worst case would be a rack tooth break and loss of steering.

But is depends on what is wrong, rack, pinion, or inner tie rod, case leaking. In any case, I would repair ASAP, and not drive on freeway or at any speed above 40.

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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 8:24 AM

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