It's an Audi/Porsche repair shop. The cost of the pump is about $260, plus another $200 for a hose ,plus fluid and labor for a total of about $800 to replace the pump. The steering rack they quoted me is $1200 plus labor for a total of about $2000. One more round of questions and then I will accept your answer. You have been very helpful and patient. Thank you. If this was your car and your choices were to sell the car as is now or fix the pump and try your luck what would you do? Do you think I can make an offer to them similiar to what you proposed above? How long after I replaced the pump would it most likely fail again (if it were to fail)? Days, weeks, months? Again, thanks.