Does the cost seem reasonable? Would a leaking power steering system cause an inspection failure?
A state inspection includes the safety of the vehicle. A power steering system with leaking issues classifies as a safety failure. The reason being that if the power steering fluid goes low enough you could lose power assist and lose control of the car, resulting in an accident. Secondly, the fluid leak could also present a fire hazard. The cost of the replacement is correct. Q: I own a 1999 Chevrolet Colorado pickup. The gas gauge does not work properly. It goes to full when the key is turned off and to empty when the key is turned on. Why is the gas gauge showing inverted readings? A: Some GM vehicles have had problems with the fuel sender and dash cluster. Vehicles built since 1996 have computers that can read what the fuel level is via a factory scan tool – and in your case with the Chevrolet, that would be with a Tech II tool. The factory scan tool has much more capability than generic multi-use scan tools. A technician with the factory scan tool can identify where the fault lies.