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    S3 Front Suspension/ steering

    Hi,

    Can anyone post an exploded parts diagram of the above?

    I replaced the discs and pads on my motor yesterday and noticed that a rubber seal about the size of a bagel near the engine bay has become worn and failed. It appears to be part of the steering - but not sure what its called. I can see oil inside. I recently had the trackrod replaced on the drivers side (~700), but this failure is on the passenger side.

    Whats the chances it could be a simple repair? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif[/img]

    Lee

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    Re: S3 Front Suspension/ steering

    This is a picture (of someone elses!)..


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    Re: S3 Front Suspension/ steering

    Its the rubber bit which you can see in the picture, just above the calliper, receding back into the body of the car. Not a great picture I know. What is this part?

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    Re: S3 Front Suspension/ steering

    C.V. Gaitor ?

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    Re: S3 Front Suspension/ steering

    picture no.4 is the track rod boot/cover. this not contain and oil/grease and is more of a hardish plastic rather thena soft rubber material.
    If the item you are referring to is a soft rubber with black grease inside it then its the cv boot. which is the not in the diagram. Its the bit that is fitted to wither end of the drive shafts to make a flexible joint.

    By the way why did yor replacement track rod end cost nealry 700?? the part only costs 20 approx !!

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    Re: S3 Front Suspension/ steering

    what Mo-S3 said is right, other than the price of the track rod, there 80 for the whole rod from Audi (Yes I am nit picking) would still like to know how it cost that much, should only have been 4 hours labour including the 4 wheel allignment so shouldn't have really been over 500...

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    Re: S3 Front Suspension/ steering

    London weighting.. H R Owen..

 

 

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