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2003 kia magentis power steering lines
07-11-2014, 10:32 PM
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2003 kia magentis power steering lines
Can anyone tell me how much of a challenge it is to replace the power steering lines on this vehicle . it is a v8 and I was told the engine needed dropped and it was a five plus hour job. is this accurate, any info would be greatly appreciated. the vehicle is not worth what this garage would charge for repair
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07-12-2014, 01:37 AM
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RE: 2003 kia magentis power steering lines
While solving the line issue (presuming it's a leak) might not be all that bad I can see where a garage or repair facility would want to raise a caution flag on a job like this (read: high quote) because they could be opening a can of worms if they don't. (old age, rust, etc) After all, it's a 10 year old vehicle and it's a royal pain to do just one line so they might as well quote replacement on all of them because the hard part sounds like the labor to lower the sub frame to do the task. IOW, if they do a patch job to save you $$$ then something else leaks, you will be upset. If you don't feel the car is worth $500 - $1000 in repairs then you have limited choices. OTOH, you still have the option to shop around for a second opinion to check both price and to see if that's really what the car needs.

If you do get a second opinion locally please post their findings as others may learn from your experience.
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