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Ford Focus Steering Rack and Pinion Replacement

A steering rack and pinion replacement is one of the more expensive repairs because it’s rather labor intensive. The actual cost will depend on the year, make, and model of your car.

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Ford Focus Steering Rack and Pinion Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Ford Focus Steering Rack and Pinion Replacement is $1439. Drop it off at our shop and pick it up a few hours later, or save time and have our Delivery mechanics come to you.

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2003 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 ZTW
42,240 miles
Andrea P  • 
October 19, 2020 5:26 PM  • 
San Gabriel CA 91776
$775
7.70  hrs
2009 Ford Focus 2.0L L4
100,000 miles
Jannine R  • 
September 4, 2020 8:00 AM  • 
San Francisco CA 94122
$892
5.80  hrs
2012 Ford Focus
71,690 miles
Thea S  • 
August 6, 2020 4:38 AM  • 
Las Vegas NV 89139
$1,687
9.10  hrs
2012 Ford Focus Electric
98,555 miles
Ernesto A  • 
June 1, 2020 2:00 PM  • 
Panorama City CA 91402
$2,113
10.20  hrs
2016 Ford Focus 2.0L L4 Titanium
73,886 miles
Phillip B  • 
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Santee CA 92071
$1,724
5.20  hrs
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Nov 13, 2020 5:47 PM
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What is a Steering Rack and Pinion?

Ever wonder how turning your steering wheel makes the the car's wheels turn as well? That’s where your steering rack and pinion come into play. As you turn your steering wheel, the pinion rotates, which then turns the rack. That leads the wheels to do their thing. To paint the the picture for you, imagine those scooters you rode around as a kid. So, they’ve got the handle bars, which are like a steering wheel. And they’ve got the wheels. And they’ve got a long bar connecting the two, right? That’s pretty much what your car’s rack and pinion is. The steering rack is connected to the steering shaft, which is connected to the steering wheel. And it’s also connected to the steering knuckles, which are attached to the wheels. As you turn the steering wheel, the two ends of the rack and pinion move to control the wheels of the car, and then your car goes where you ask it to. In theory, at least. Now, slow down. Don't stop going to the gym just yet. Your car utilizes either hydraulic or electric power steering, which helps create the necessary force to turn the wheels.
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Symptoms of a failing Steering Rack and Pinion

Too much work

We get it. You don't like admitting you're not as strong as you thought you were. But in this case, you should. If your steering wheel is getting harder to turn, then the steering rack and pinion may be malfunctioning, thus killing your power steering.

Abnormal steering response

You’re probably familiar with how your car feels when you steer. If it feels abnormal, that’s probably because something’s wrong. Hopefully, this isn’t new information.

Clunking noise

Develop a good relationship with your car. Now, you don't have to talk to it, though we're not judging if you do. But, more importantly, you should listen to it. If what you hear is some clunking, that may be a steering rack issue.

Fluid leaks

Now, here's a crowd favorite: fluid leaks. If there’s power steering fluid puddling under your car, it may be from the steering rack. So, give your car an encouraging pat, tell them they’ll get that issue figured out next time, and get the steering rack fixed.

Warning lights

So, that thing you do where you avoid warning lights because you don’t know what they mean? Yeah, maybe stop doing that. In an electric power steering system, a malfunctioning steering rack and pinion can trigger warning lights, such as the EPS light or the stability control light.

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How urgent is Steering Rack and Pinion replacement?

Steering is a kind of critical part of driving. Treat it as such. A faulty steering rack and pinion will make it harder and less effective to steer, and could eventually result in a total loss of steering…which is as dangerous as it sounds.

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