Style over function
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
jock68, if you do a search on this subject, you will find a lot of threads, with one of them telling you how racks can be repaired much cheaper than getting a complete rack, and I am sure that somewhere, possibly on ebay, that you can get reconditioned parts for the rack which keeps the cost down significantly.
Unfortunately, I have only skim-read these articles and can't remember all of the details.
I'm sure one of the former sufferers can enlighten you.
Also, don't go to a main dealer, find an (Alfa preferably) independant if you can't do it yourself.