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1999 Lexus RX 300 Luxury SUV Base 4dr SUV

1999 Lexus RX 300 Luxury SUV
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door SUV, Mid-Size Station Wgn
19 mpg city / 24 mpg hwy
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May 31, 2012, 2:02 pm

Hematn S

Question: rear main leak

Lexus dealer told me that there is :
Found Level 1 Leaks coming from Pinion Seal and Rear Axle Seals and Also Front CV Axle On P. Side and Mild Power Steering Wrack Leak from Bolt.

Cost is $1600. Is this reasonable ?

June 6, 2012, 10:28 pm

Ron W
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Depends what you get for that price. If a new rack and pinion is part of the repair, it can be realistic.

If it is just resealing things, it sounds a bit steep. And you should ask them what "Level 1" means. Is that a gross leak, or a mild weeping. If it is mild, it may not be necessary right away. I would get a second opinion if I were you.

Please check our Repair Cost Calculator for a general estimate on specific repairs.

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