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I think my garage carried out your reccommends and have not

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i think my garage carried out your reccommends and have not found the problem yet/ can you offer any other possable cure for the steering freezing when driving on motorway okay on local roads thanks



If the garage have checked all the external swivels and joints as mentioned before, then the problem sounds as though it may be in the steering system itself, these are particularly expensive units and I am presuming yours is the type with an assisting electric motor on the valve housing of the power steering rack. It is possibly this motor which is failing.

This company may be able to advise on if a re-build is possible and at what price.

I hope this help, but do ask any further details if needed.


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Customer: replied 1 day ago.
my garage informs me that the power steering is at fault in the steering rack my question is how long should it take to replace the steering rack and what other things have to be done eg tracking to be done ect ect thanks


The job time for replacing the rack is 2.9 hours and the tracking will then need to be reset. I have attached a list of the details.

The time taken overall depends on if the garage are going to send your unit for repair or fit a replacement unit, the replacement will be quicker but sending your unit for repair should be more economical.