Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
I had this same issue with my '09 STi, and Subaru wanted $1,400 for a new steering rack, although they'd give me $450 or so for the old rack. It was past the warranty.
I couldn't afford that repair path, so a mechanic friend of mine and and pulled the steering rack off the car and took it to a steering rack rebuilder. They rebuilt it for $300 and we put it back in the STi. It needs an alignment afterwards, but $400 is far less than $1,400.
It's an advanced repair to put it back in, because the steering needs to be centred, but taking it out is actually rather straightforward.
Laszlo - blue '04 WRX
The WRX just told me to drive faster, lap after lap.
Last edited by LW_Black4; 01-12-2014 at 09:30 PM.