I have an '86 XJS V-12. The power steering is leeking. I took the car to a mechanic who charged me $1,000 and he did not fix the leek. I now found another mechanic who says he has done this repair before. He states he must take off the top half of the engine to get to the power steering lines and then find and fix the problem. He wants to charge me a fee of $2,500 plus parts, that seems awful high to me. What do you think? I don't think the car is even worth much more than that.
Country: United StatesMake: JaguarModel: XJSYear: 1986Engine: 5.3 L
Took it to a mechanic who replaced a couple hoses but did not fix the leek.
Hi, the description of the repair does not sound correct and the price sounds awfully high. The usual leaks on the XJS are from the steering rack or hoses. The steering rack and hoses are mainly accessed from below the car. I don't see any reason to take apart the motor to access the hoses or the rack. I think what he is describing is the removal of the intake manifold on one side of the motor to access the lines but there is no need for that.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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