What is wrong with my steering? Three broken racks and now shaft issue
Three years ago the shaft needed to be replaced on our 2009 Ford Flex. We noticed the power steering fluid was leaking and took it in. Fast forward to this past Dec., the same issue presented itself and low and behold, we needed another rack. 4 months later it happens again, with the dealer claiming that we must just have gotten a faulty rack in Dec. What is going on here? The mechanic said he checked the steering pump and there were no issues. Now there is significant trouble with the shaft. He lubricated it, but steering is still poor. Did the faulty rack have something to do with this? He's saying we may need a new one in the near future. The dealership sent us home twice since this third rack replacement without the issue resolved.
Is this a good question?