I have a 2006 Dodge Caravan that started experiencing engine whining and some leaking.
I went to my local mechanic thinking it was the water pump and told them as such. They dutifully replaced the water pump but that didn’t stop the whining.
I took it back after Sandy and Athena and they now say the steering rack needed to be replaced and was leaking badly as well.
My question is, shouldn’t they have seen this before they changed the water pump and let me know that it isn’t the pump but the rack? Or, were they just being unethical and fleecing me the $500 for the water pump in addition to the $850 they’re asking to replace the rack?