Anybody know how much it costs to replace the rack and pinion on a 98 extended cab. I took my car in for alignment after hitting the tree and a guy told me I might have to replace the rack and pinion. Since I am a total newb I only know that it has something to do with the steering. I didn't notice any huge difference when driving other than the alignment needed to be done. Is it an absolute must to replace if it isn't badly damaged?