800 Quid For a New Steering Rack!

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  1. Tuffers

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    My van has got what I thought was an oil leak. Well I had to take today off to get it to the garage to be looked at. They say the steering rack needs replacing along with a couple of pipes. Total cost is £800 :eek:. Any mechanics on here to confirm this is the kind of price for this job? Labour comes to £240 which is in with the £800, the cheapest rack they could find was £275 inc VAT, Citroen wanted £900 for a rack apparently!
     
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  2. norm

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    i dont like that number Tuffers :thumbsdown:
     
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    And I thought I was having a shite day :rolleyes:
     
  4. Tuffers

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    Only a day's pay :rolleyes:
     
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  5. norm

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    hope ya get er sorted soon and for half a days pay :thumbsup:
     
  6. Tuffers

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    Booked in for a week tomorrow norm. I will be carrying an oil tray around until then. Half a day's pay would be nice at £37.50, but hey ho :whistle:
     
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    Message me your registration
     
  8. norm

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    i drove my van when the steering pump was leaking untl i was driving and i could hardly turn the wheel round the corners :rolleyes: then got er fixed
     
  9. boarcity

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    whats their labour rate? its been a few years since i was a mechanic but the longest itd take to change a power rack on anything was 3 hours
     
  10. Tuffers

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    Reconditioned ones on eBay for £175, so I suppose £275 for a new one is fair.
     
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