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    Steering arms & rod ends question

    Hi, i've been told by Audi there's too much play on my steering arms & rod ends (driver side) and it's likely to fail the MOT.
    Audi quoted Ł450 to change one side !!!
    would you guys know if this would do the job
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    and if so how much can i expect a local garage to charge me for fitting it?

    can anyone recommend mechanics around Croydon, Surrey ?

    Any other tips welcome
    Cheers

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    free mot check by any chance?

    take it elsewhere and be careful of aftermarket tie rods and ends as you'll just end up in the same boat very soon. i know my S3 chews through them! i was told by someone i trust that leomforder are decent replacements.

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    Surely it's just the trackrod end thats worn.... less than a tenner from GSF ( Not OEM but at a tenner who cares )

    where do dealers get those prices.... crazy
    1999 A3 Quattro 1.8T Pics >>HERE
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    My tie rod itself had play - it moved in and out.

    The replacement rod was about 12 from vwspares if I remember correctly. I got an end as well as that was under a tenner.

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    Fishy_Bob,

    If your based in Croydon, give Dean from 4 Rings a call on 07906581394 he can get the parts and fit for a hell of a lot cheaper than Ł450.

    Let him know that Mr Costa from Bromley gave you his number - he's a genuine chap.

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    My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    The way the rack is arranged, you have a rack, which is very short, then the track rods bolt onto the rack, and the track rod ends bolt to them. I think eurocarparts will sell a track rod with end for about Ł35ish.....

    takes around 10 minutes to fit on a ramp, plus setting the tracking again
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    Prawns TFSI Turbo'd 1.8T Track Car

    But I know nothing so ignore me.

 

 

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