Took the MDX in for power steering issues (heard the noise, suddenly hard to turn- leaking fluid).
Shop replaced the pump, and all the hoses/lines for 800 bones. Then they called and said that the tie rod/rack/tie and pinions needed to be replaced or the power steering pump would fail within weeks. So, paid that to tune of 1300.
The work was done at the end of April- Yesterday, I pulled my car out of the driveway to see the power steering fluid decorating my driveway, and the car acting the same again. Hard to turn, etc etc
I only drive the car to work (which is 15 miles away), and we use the mini van on the weekend with the kids
Any ideas of what this could be? If the repair shop doesnt say “oops, our bad we put something in wrong- here is your repair free”, I think I am going to get rid of it. It does need new shocks/struts. (Another 1k) It also needs a new sway bar (500) (The mechanic told me that when I took it in, but told me I had about 8 months before I needed to do that- and that it would not interfere with the work that had just been done). Add to it tires will need to be replaced come winter (500). Thats around 4k for a car that is worth… 4k. It has only 120k miles on it. I was planning on keeping it until the bitter end (this year MDX tend to live forever) but Im not so sure right now.
Any ideas suggestions?