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Warning help to replace power steering rack (leaking Fluid)

I had it checked out at a mechanic that the power steering fluid is leaking and he said i need to replace the rack. he said it would cost $1200 to replace. when your only a uni student on a tight budget thats a bit of stretch. so forum if you have any ideas on replacing it please please write them.
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I did this the other day, and it's quite involved. You need to :-

Disconnect the exhaust downpipe from the manifold.
Lower the exhaust
Drop the tunnel heatshield (disengage handbrake to get enough slack).
Disconnect front lower ball joints and the horizontal control arm bolt
Remove the rear engine mount (support engine)
Undo the ARB bush bolts
Undo the steering rack-to-subframe bolts
Undo and remove the front subframe
Disconnect the track-rod end ball joints
Disconnect the rack PAS pipes (catch the fluid in something)
Undo the steering column-to-rack joint
Remove steering rack.

I may have missed steps, or got others out of sequence, but that's the gist of it...
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