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Question DetailsAsked on 6/8/2015

What is a fair price to repair power steering on a 1993 Toyota Camry V6? It has 70,000 miles.

The mechanic says the steering can become a problem and parts need to be replaced. I think this is too costly a price.

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You did not state WHAT price you thought was too much, so hard to give a really viable response. If the power steering pump went out, that part is about $75-150 for aftermarket part or about $250-300 original equipment replacement - assuming the hoses do not need replacing due to old age, which should probably not be a problem for a '93. Maybe additional $50-100 parts range if they do need replacement. Labor maybe $150-200 range for the replacement - with or without hoses, because changing them out while changing pump is only a couple minutes more work because they have to be disconnected to change the pump anyway.


However, if the steering gear went out, which is the actual "steering" component that converts steering wheel movement to the wheels (the pump is only a hydraulic power assist to the steering gear), then you can easily be looking at $500 range or even more. Ditto if the problem is in the steering shaft (from wheel to steering gear) or in the ball joints or tie rod area - damage or worn out connections there can run from a couple hundred to more like a thousand to replace, depending if on both sides or not and on how many parts have gone out, because when your front end alignment components start going out sometimes one failure leads to wear on another part than then also needs replacement.

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