As you all probably remember my husband took my car in to be looked at. Well they called today and said my Rack and pinion is in. I thought my husband said the steering gear, it may be the same thing I'm not sure. I had to take it to another dealer to have the steering wheel looked at because it was making a sound in the steering wheel. Well that dealer said it was a bushing(I think) the rubber that goes around something in the steering wheel and it gets wore out making the sound. Well I called my dealer back today to tell them about that and they said that if it's the bushing that they think they are talking about then it will be replaced with the rack and pinion because it's the whole steering column. Does anyone know if the rubber rings (bushings) are replaced when they replace the rack and pinion? He still says they never heard any sounds just a lot of play in the wheel and that's why they are replacing it. They have already replaced my Steering shaft before 32,000 miles and now this at 38,700. I'm so glad that I took out the GMPP Major Guard warranty now. I know they said they will have to send it out for a front end alignment to. Anyone else have this done before? Thanks for reading.