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Polarbear
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PostPosted: 18:29 - 15 Apr 2018    Post subject: Car help Reply with quote

I know there are a few car mechanics on here so can anyone give me a ball park figure what a garage will charge me for parts and labour to replace the steering rack on an 08 2 litre Auto C-Max?

I just want to have a price in my head for phoning for quotes as I do not have a clue what sodomising I'm looking at.
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PostPosted: 19:09 - 15 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Same problem with my Doblo - 150 exchange and DIY or presumably another 100 to fit etc. Drove it out the garage a week ago having had new strut and top mount fitted and she promptly blew the flexi and then this!

Almost sorry I laughed at your recent mishaps Laughing
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PostPosted: 19:29 - 15 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do you think you need a new rack?
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PostPosted: 20:22 - 15 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nb wrote:
Why do you think you need a new rack?


It's dumped all the fluid so I'm guessing its seals. I will get it up on jacks and have a proper look tomorrow but the ford forums pretty well say to replace the rack in those circumstances.

So just want an idea of what a reaming I COULD get. Laughing
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PostPosted: 20:34 - 15 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

150 to 200 labour. Shop around, the well established garage compared to the back street garages vary significantly. I had my van struts sorted and it was 100 quid labour as opposed to 230.

With back street garages your dealing with the owner in most cases and get the most care most of the time. The more flashy garages have receptionists and bigger overhead as your paying for more staff and usually someone behind a desk with no clue
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PostPosted: 20:43 - 15 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Racks aren't that common on those for leaking. More likely to be a pipe that runs from the pump to the rack.
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PostPosted: 13:50 - 16 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got under it today. It's leaking out of the drivers side dust cover on the end of the rack so presume a seal has gone.

You had me hoping there for a while. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 14:14 - 16 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Autodata says 2.40 hours,
Sub-frame/Cross member R&I
Front lower ball joints Disconnect
Anti roll bar Partial removal
ARB Links Outer Disconnect
Track rod ends Disconnect
Wheels - remove
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PostPosted: 18:51 - 16 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

fcuking hell 7-800 quotes from 3 garages. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 20:12 - 16 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a ball ache, 2.4 hours labour isnt too bad. Rack must be fairly expensive then. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: 20:22 - 16 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without the reg, so just car/year etc, Euro says 250 is cheapest rack,

*this is before any discounts they are running that day.
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PostPosted: 21:08 - 16 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Polarbear wrote:
fcuking hell 7-800 quotes from 3 garages. Crying or Very sad


That's pretty expensive, rack should be around 200 for exchange and 2 to 3 hours labour at 60 per hour for an Indy puts it at around 400 with VAT included.
Ford dealerships charge 90 per hour not including VAT round my way.
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PostPosted: 11:43 - 17 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone interested (and I'm sure you aren't but tough Razz ) I got a quote down to 540 so going with that. Thumbs Up

Can't be arsed to try and do any more, it's soul destroying.

We only use the best Sir, just like a main dealer Puke Of course you do mate Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: 18:41 - 17 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just because im a nosey twat, what garages did you try?
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PostPosted: 23:20 - 17 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nb wrote:
Just because im a nosey twat, what garages did you try?


Concorde, QCS, EE, A2 Cars and Formula 1, who were the cheapest. There were a couple of others who wouldn't even quote without inspecting the car themselves (which I can understand).

I tried one of these 'enter your job and people will quote' sites. It was a good thing I used my unimportant crap e-mail because it was just an avalanche of spam that followed with no quotes.
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PostPosted: 21:32 - 18 Apr 2018    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you try any places that mostly do minicabs? They tend to get through steering racks, and I expects your is mechanically similar to a Ford Galaxy.
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