Ford Contour – Steering Rack

Ford Contour – Auto Repair Estimate

Year
Make
Model
Engine
Transmission
Mileage
1998
Ford
Contour
4
Auto
80,994
Stated concern/problem:
Customer requests estimate to replace rack and pinion
Rack and pinion
Parts
Description
Net
Aftermarket
MSRP/OEM
1
Rack and pinion assembly
219.72
2
Qts. power steering fluid
4.99
9.98
1
Penetrating/lubricating solvent
2.98
Total Parts:
232.68
Labor
Description
4.6
Remove and replace rack and pinion (alignment – see below)
Total Hours:
4.6
Labor Rate:
80.00
Total Labor Charge:
368.00
Misc
Description
Charge
1
Shop supplies
2.95
Total Miscellaneous Charges:
2.95
Flat Fees
Description
Charge
1
Front end alignment – recommend 4-wheel
99.99
Total Flat Fees
Auto Repair Estimate Overview:
Total Labor:
368.00
Total Parts:
232.68
Miscellaneous:
2.95
Flat Fees:
99.99
Tax (5%, parts only)
11.63
Grand Total:
715.25
Notes: this estimate does not include diagnostics, which, if applicable, should not exceed 1.0 hour. Many rack issues are common and easily pin-pointed. Thus diagnostics are often waived. Swapping outer tie rods is included in this estimate.

If the alignment has not been performed within the last year, we recommend a 4-wheel alignment, as this is a good time to save on a standard maintenance procedure.

See notes regarding higher mileage/older vehicles below…

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