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Lexus LX470 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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Lexus LX470 Steering Rack and Pinion Replacement

RepairSmith offers upfront and competitive pricing. The average cost for Lexus LX470 Steering Rack and Pinion Replacement is $1025. 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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2002 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 100,000 miles
Vallejo CA 94591
Apr 30, 2021
$1,039 - $1,269
1999 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 34,000 miles
Irvine CA 92603
Apr 18, 2021
$959 - $1,172
1998 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 48,000 miles
Newbury Park CA 91319
Apr 2, 2021
$933 - $1,141
2002 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 228,000 miles
Las Vegas NV 89128
Jan 29, 2021
$1,083 - $1,323
2006 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 193,000 miles
Anaheim CA 92808
Jan 8, 2021
$1,032 - $1,262
2003 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 86,000 miles
National City CA 91950
Nov 12, 2020
$931 - $1,137
1999 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 141,000 miles
San Diego CA 92135
Oct 26, 2020
$788 - $963
2006 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 141,000 miles
Modesto CA 95350
Oct 17, 2020
$827 - $1,011
2006 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 162,000 miles
Whittier CA 90607
Oct 10, 2020
$869 - $1,062
1998 Lexus LX470
4.7L V8 Base • 122,000 miles
Pacific Palisades CA 90272
Oct 7, 2020
$760 - $928
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Sep 7, 2021 2:49 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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