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Racket pinion and tire rod problem

I would like to get and estimation on how much this could cost to get fixed

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To replace the rack and pinion set and the tie rods (do both for safety's sake) around $450.00 cdn
i dont know what that would be in US dollars,,use a currency converter online.

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