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DANGEROUS problem with Power Steering/Wheel not turning , skips, thuds

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Stelya, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. vc commodore

    vc commodore Well-Known Member

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    Bolt fix will set you back about $50 if a mechanic is reasonable and doesn't charge you a full hours labour for a 10 minute fix....

    Rack.....Ring round for the price on a new rack and add about 2 hours labour (approximately $130 P/H)+ a wheel alignment.

    Universal....Again, ring round for pricing
     
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    Affordable :)
    Hopefully will be on the road again ;)
     
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    Well...jacked it up and we both saw broken steering rack..

    Mechanic guy is asking me $200 for second hand rack and $200 for labor and said it may be bit more...Fair? ripoff?

    $130 P/H for labor??? daaaamn that is expensive isnt it?

    Anyway is this acceptable or shoulf I go see
     
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    More than fair as is $130.00 an hour.
    Be thankful you did not lose total control and kill people.

    So how do you think you damaged it, as that sort of thing does not just appear without a cause.
     
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    130ph?
    are they space engineers ffs?
    Im on 45ph and I do whatnot with computers. just nice
     
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    Do you have to pay for premises rent, insurances of all flavours, utilities bills, staff wages, tools & equipment etc etc etc ?
     
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    got it
     
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    $100p/h is common, doesn't mean the apprentice who is doing the job is getting paid that. It's a business that's there to make money and people here are willing to pay for it, unfortunately is just the way it is. Price for a supplied second hand rack seems pretty reasonable.
     
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    reasonable ? Dont know, I found one for 90 bucks with 12month warranty ...so half that...so uber-reasonable then :)
     
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    That is really cheap, buy it and supply to you mechanic..
     
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    I said reasonable for a supplied rack. The shop will put a markup on it no matter what, this will also cover shipping/delivery or time spent on getting staff to collect the part (which could be a decent drive depending on circumstance, and time is money), their price also could be inclusive of a wheel alignment too (which you will need regardless) but you'd have to ask them.

    Everything you do outside of a shop will inevitably be cheaper given your options to shop around and perform some work yourself depending on your time frame and how long you can last without a car, the mechanic wants a quick turnaround to clear space for more work, so they will do and get whatever is quickest and easiest, particularly if they need to quote for and perform work on tens of cars per day.
     
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