Power steering leakage

Hi, I have a 1997 Toyota Camry. My powersteering fluid has been leaking for sometime. When I took it to the mechanic, he told me that the powersteering pump as well as the rack and pinion need replacements. The total estimate is around 1100$… is it worth it?

If the car is otherwise perfect, and you really like it, I would make the replacement. Is the mechanic working for a dealer? How long was it leaking and was it hard to steer? It might be worthwhile to get a second opinion; it’s logical you need a rebuilt pump, but I’m not so sure about the rack!

Before spending the money on replacing the power steering components, give this a try.http://www.lucasoil.com/products/display_products.sd?iid=28&catid=9&loc=show&headTitle= - Lucas Power Steering Stop Leak I’ve had success with this product when the vehicle wasn’t worth sticking that kind of money into it.


Yep, just try a stop leak product, unless it is a hose leaking. I’ve gone 10 years now after using it with no additional leaks.

Thank you for the suggestions. I will try the stop leak products

Bing - was it the Lucas that you used? Or something else?