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Rack & pinion replacement 2004 Pontiac Montana

Power steering leaks. Have been told that rack and pinon needs replacing. Does both sides have to be replaced?

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The rack and pinion is a whole unit, there isn't a right or a left.

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

Testimonial: "Goes to show you I will not be doing the job! Anyway I am an above knee amputee. A local repair shop said it would cost about $1.000. to replace. Is he out in left field? Thanks. "

  • bcharais
    bcharais Jan 09, 2013

    The rack itself can cost $300+ and maybe a partial or full engine removal. that can be 2hr labor + labor on swapping the rack. I would shop around to see if there is someone cheaper unless you have a good relationship with this one.

  • Dennis Johnson Jan 09, 2013

    Thanks. I will do that. This was a Firestone Dealer Store who gave me the price!!

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SOURCE: how to remove and replace the rack and pinion

The entire repair procedure (with illustrations) is avail at the link below, it is from the factory service manual courtesy of Alldata.com. Please go to this link, it is a PDF file so u will need Acrobat reader.

http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/ebrock63/2010-01-25_184524_RACK.pdf

Posted on Oct 19, 2010

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SOURCE: How tough is it to replace the rack & pinion

jack it up put it on jack stands / shake it make sure it's safe . remove tie rod end nuts and split them apart by using a splitter , do both sides .helps if the tires are removed, then unbolt the hoses from either the pump or rack then there's only a couple of bolts and it's out /ready to reverse and put in a new 1. then you may need to bleed the steering system again by turning wheel back and forth to work out air . good luck.

Posted on Nov 21, 2009

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SOURCE: rack and pinion steering need to be replaced. is

going to be a difficult job and take alot of knowlege to do but if you want to do it yourself buy a hyanes manual they walk you throw step by step

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

Testimonial: "i felt it would have some dificulty to it. but if a hyanes manual is truly step by step, thats good somtimes hyanes is based on full disassembly"

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SOURCE: Power steering very hard

lift up the front of the car and see if you can steer the car on the tires. your [problem may be what mine was and the u joint on the tilt wheel is bad not the power steering at all. Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 25, 2008

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SOURCE: No Power Steering. Replaced rack & Pinion,

U HAVE AIR LOCK LOOSEN HOSE START CAR TURN WHEEL LEFT 2RIGHT TIGHENBACK

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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