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Power steering leak

I took my 2001 7.3 in with a power steering leak.They quoted me $70 to change the pump...pump is $66 at napa. They called this morning and said I also needed a brake booster and the total with parts and labor would be $1,100!!!!! Does this sound right to everyone here? Booster is $348 from napa.
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Did they explain why specifically you need a brake booster??? Labor charges are outrageous. Anything you can do competently yourself, jump on it.


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Doesn't the brake booster work off the power steering pump? Is it possible lack of power steering fluid caused a failure on the braking system? Were you having any trouble with the brakes on the way to the shop?
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I wasn't having a brake problem, I kept adding fluid so it never got that low. Looks like they're wanting to change everything...booster hoses and power steering pump. I checked the prices for the parts and they'll make more on the parts than labor!!!! I brought it home and I guess I'll have to do it myself.I don't really have the time, but I don't like being ripped off! I'm 66 yrs old and thought I was done doing my own work.
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If you dont have a braking problem (stiff/spongy/NO brakes) I wouldnt mess with it. What are the symptoms if any? Sounds like a stealership move...


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Must be a reason they wanted to change everything...age? I thought a shop would get a discount on parts. They quoted me $709 and I can get the same booster, hose and pump for-----$277.29!!? Like I said they'll make more on parts than labor!
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If its a dealer then ya, that's about the right price. OEM hydroboost is about $500. Autozone $160.

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