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Old 02-14-2017, 01:33 PM
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Fluid leak just inside driver side tire

Noticed fluid on garage floor just inside the drivers side tire. Mechanic says rack and pinion needs to be replaced. Parts and labor $700. Car has 125000 miles. 2003 G35 Sedan. Still runs great. Is this a part that usually goes around this mileage?
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:36 PM
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They can on some cars. My Audi has had a leaking rack and pinion for a very long time. It's usually the seals behind the inner tie rods that start leaking. You might be able to do it yourself, I know there is a video somewhere of a member here doing one.
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Old 02-14-2017, 02:16 PM
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I'm pretty sure mine is leaking too :/.
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Mine's leaking too. :/ my shop quoted $600 something just for the part but honestly I plan to leave it as is for awhile. I always check the power steering fluid every 2 weeks or so. I noticed it goes down maybe a millimeter every month or 2.
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You can buy some remans from rackdocter.net and I've heard they do an awesome job. For the G's they are about 170 bucks not including the core charge. Might have a few hundred bucks in labor, I need to do the r/p on my Audi. I might try rebuilding it for like 50 bucks, but I could get a rebuilt one from that site for about 270.
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Thank you coffey! This helps so much. Your a life saver
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Mine leaks too. But the odd thing is the leak has been going on for 4 or 5 years and the fluid level has not gone down.

However, i have to keep wiping up fluid from the steering rack and it comes back. Especially around the boot area.
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