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How Much Does a Steering Rack Cost?

Learn About Steering Rack Repair Cost


How Much Does a Steering Rack Cost?


How Much Does a Steering Rack Cost?


Your steering rack is an essential part of the steering system in your car. A car with a faulty or failing steering rack is not safe to drive. Steering is something you do not want to put off fixing.  Being able to steer your car properly is one of the most important aspects of driving. If you think there is any issue with your steering rack you need to have your car tested by a certified mechanic as soon as possible. The longer you wait the more it is going to cost you to buy and replace a steering rack.


Part and Labor Costs


On average, the price for a new steering rack ranges approximately from $100-500, depending on the year, make and model of your car. If you are on a budget, consider getting a remanufactured steering rack. There are a lot of auto parts that you should avoid if they’re remanufactured, such as AC compressors, but remanufactured steering racks have a great track record. If you want to lower the cost of a steering rack look into a remanufactured steering rack.

The table we have created below shows the part cost of a power steering rack for five different models. As you can see the steering rack cost varies quite a bit from list price to our prices here at List price is similar to the MSRP pricing you deal with for other products, while this is the price the manufacturer recommends, it is many times found far cheaper than the list price. Typically dealerships and auto repair shops price their steering racks closest to the list price, but if you know you need a steering rack you can simply purchase the part online and save yourself hundreds and sometimes thousands on your steering rack replacement cost.


Vehicle OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Number List Price Our Price Labor Time (hrs) Independent Shops Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($100/HR) Dealerships Estimate National Avg Labor Cost ($130/HR)
2008 Mercedes Benz R350 1644600125 $3,170.00 $715.00 5 $500.00 $650.00
2007 GMC Acadia 20843950 $713.91 $232.91 7.7 $770.00 $1,001.00
2007 Mercedes Benz ML350 1644600225 $3,170.00 $849.91 5.5 $550.00 $715.00
2007 Lexus RX350 4425048070 $1,119.24 $355.91 3.6 $360.00 $468.00
2005 Toyota Tundra 44250-0C041 $736.04 $375.00 2.3 $230.00 $299.00


Estimating Labor In Steering Rack Replacement Cost


The labor time for replacing a steering rack varies widely dependent on your vehicle. However, the average labor costs range from $350 to $450 dollars. Labor factors into steering rack replacement costs greatly and can only be truly estimated based on your mechanics hourly rate. You should go to your local mechanic, for an accurate estimate based on the specific condition of your car.

The labor table we have included below has the official labor time estimate for removing and replacing a steering rack for 18 different 2007 vehicles. We created this table to give you an idea of how labor times range for different vehicles. For some vehicles, the steering rack is more easily accessible than for other vehicles. For those vehicles where the steering rack is easily accessible, the labor time is not as high and for vehicles that have a steering rack that is not easily accessible the labor time goes up as the mechanic has more parts to move out of the way before they can access the steering rack to remove and replace it. Please note that a four wheel alignment is recommended with the replacement of your steering rack, the labor times below do not account for this alignment or the diagnosis of the failing steering rack.

Vehicle Classification Model 1 Model 2 Model 3
Hatchbacks 2007 Ford Focus ~ 4.4 labor hrs 2007 Honda Fit ~ 5.2 labor hrs 2007 VW Rabbit ~ 3.8 labor hrs
Sedans 2007 VW Passat ~ 3.8 labor hrs 2007 Honda Accord ~ 3.6 labor hrs  2007 BMW 328 ~ 3.1 - 6.1 labor hrs
Wagons 2007 VW Jetta Wagon ~ 3.8 labor hrs 2007 Subaru Outback ~ 2.8 - 3.2 labor hrs 2007 Audi A6 ~ 5.8 labor hrs
Sport Cars 2007 Mazda MX-5 Miata ~ 2.7 labor hrs 2007 Audi S4 ~ 8.5 labor hrs 2007 Chevrolet Corvette ~ 5.0 - 5.3 labor hrs
SUVs/Crossovers 2007 Honda CRV ~ 4.5 labor hrs 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe ~ 4.3 - 4.6 labor hrs 2007 BMW X5 ~ 2.5 labor hrs
Pickup Trucks 2007 Nissan Frontier Pickup ~ 3.0 - 4.3 labor hrs 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 ~ 2.2 labor hrs 2007 Ford F-150 ~ 2.5 labor hrs
Range = 2.8 labor hrs to 8.5 labor hrs


How to Save Money on a Steering Rack?


Here is a great tip to follow when shopping for car parts. Ask the mechanic for an estimate of the repair costs and get the exact manufacturer part number for the steering rack. Thank them for the estimate, but don’t immediately make the purchase. Go home and check for the part numbers online, and you will find much cheaper prices. In most cases you will find significant savings. After you receive the parts you ordered online, take them to the mechanic to complete the job. All you have to pay them for is labor.


Find Your Steering Rack

To find the correct steering rack that is guaranteed to fit your car at an unbeatable price, use the Year, Make, and Model search at the top left of this page.  If you find the steering rack for less somewhere else, give one of our US based steering rack specialists a call and we will match that price. 1-888-907-7225. All of our steering racks come with Free Shipping and an industry leading warranty.


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