Thanks for the responses.
The rack and pinion are priced at $ 170 on the rackdoctor site....thats one fifth the price. Turner Motorsport lists pump at $390. I am going to start with the basics- I was told last time the hoses below the oil carrier may be leaking. So I'm going to start there. I'm having trouble figuring out where to buy the hoses though....any leads will be appreciated.
I do feel I'm getting screwed. If it were the pump and rack/pinion shouldnt the car be showing some signs?- it drives absolutely fine. I checked the PS level today- I filled it at least a month back. Its fine.
I wanted to get preventive maintenance done...with a good mechanic to help....this is nuts. I'm stuck trying to figure out if this first problem is legitimate...