The price of gas is already exceeding the value of the Pilot It's $400 new from rockautoYour Pilot has done you well. If you can make it your project vehicle that could be fun. But if you’re going to pay someone to replace the rack it might be time to let the Pilot go since repair will likely exceed value of the vehicle.
Are you in the rust belt? I personally live in a rust state (Michigan), where it's common on many vehicles to have the body and frame metals corrode before the mechanicals fail to the point of no return...2005 with 376,000.
Maintained it well over the years but current power steering rack leaks like a sieve and needs replacing. Firewall also is cracked. Original engine and trans.
Time to let it go?