2003 Honda Accord Rack and Pinion

Tiny
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 85,000 MILES
I just came from the dealer and they told me the car needs a new rack and pinion, I also read somewhere this could have been caused by bad tire rods. I had both inner and outter tire rods replaced when the car was under warranty about a year ago could this be damage that was done while the rods were bad?
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 12:10 PM

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Tiny
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Possible damage may have occured but it would have been at the time of the repair. How long ago was it repaired?
What is the steering problem that lead you in for this diagnosis?
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 12:31 PM
Tiny
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What happened was when I bought the car in Feb of 2007 I noticed a bad squeeking sound so I put in for service under warranty and they fixed a inner tire rod, then right after that under warranty still, I brought it back for a alignment when they discovered the outter tire rod was no good on the same tire so id have to wait to get the alignment until they could get the parts to replace the outter rod. A few months after that I noticed a occasional thump when I'd turn the wheel, I had them look at it and( by this time it was not under warranty) they said it was the bushings that were bad and it had nothing to do with the tire rods being bad. Needless to say the thump went away on its own for a long time and now I notice fluid leaking. Took it to the dealer they said I need a rack and pinion now! I dont know if this would have anything to do with it but about 2 months ago my car got hit from behing while the wheels were turned and I was stopped waiting to make a turn. I personally see no issues with the steering my reason for bringing it to the dealer was leaking fluid. Thanks
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 2:53 PM
Tiny
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O.K. Seems like the dealer was doing the right thing and under warranty as to the tie rod ends. If the oil seals where damaged during repair you would have noticed oil soon. Time and milage is what cuused seals to fail this is a common rack failure.
Find an independent shop that is A.S.E. Certified
they can install a rebuilt unit with warranty for less$$
Good luck
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008 AT 3:10 PM

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