My daughter, going to college in SoCal, had her 2004 Volvo V70 that we gave her break down on the highway yesterday. The repair shop she brought it to says the steering knuckle got loose from the steering rod, and both must be replaced, and also an axle was damaged and must be repaired or replaced. They estimate it will cost about $1300 – $850 in part, $450 in labor.
Does this sound like a likely accurate assessment of the problem? Is it a reasonable estimate of the cost for repair? I’ve never heard of a steering knuckle before. Any enlightenment would be much appreciated!