In the continuing saga that is my G6 GT (71000 miles), I just had the rack replaced under warranty. The dealer heard a bunch of squeaking and felt stiffness in the steering. The steering has always been that way for me in this car so I thought it was normal. Diagnosis was bad rack and pinion. Not sure why they didn't notice a month or so ago when they did the intermediate shaft, but such is life.
Once i got the car back, the difference was amazing. Much lighter steering but still on point with lots of road feel. It felt like a totally different car. I was over steering at first because it was so much easier to drive. I have gotten used to it now though.
Price at dealer, Parts $650 ($550 after core return) Labor $325. Yes, nearly a grand. I am sure I am on the warranty company's s**t list. Unless your car is covered, hope it isn't the rack!
On a side note, they gave me a 2012 LaCrosse with eco boost for two days. I hate to admit this, but that car is amazing. Not so much sporty, but a very nice highway cruiser.
Last edited by Propwash; 11-30-2012 at 02:57 PM.