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    Angry Steering Rack?

    Driving round a corner tonight and steering locks! Now it wont turn right just starts making a banging noise and juddering, turns left fine. Even when im sitting still and i turn the steering wheel right it gets so far then starts making a loud banging noise.

    Any idea whats wrong...i can see a hefty bill coming

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    sounds like the rack indeed! What is age/mileage of car? Unfortunately they are a known problem, several members have had them changed usually due to creaking noice but never heard of such a dangerous failure before.
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    It had been knocking recently but thought it was track rods or something. Its a 2004 with 69k on now

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    Will an 06 rack fit on mine?

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    Had the steering rack problem on my 04 plate. Mine just made the creeking noise & luckily it was under warranty at the time. If it wasn't it would have put me out the pocket by 1500. The tech guy at Audi even told me it's such a common problem they revised the rack around 2006. I'd defino try to get some kind of good will to cover some of the cost.

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    I have a PD140 quattro streering rack going spare if it fits your car.
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    Now stripped and playing with an uprated Cryo treated engine fitted with bigger turbo,water/methanol,uprated injectors etc etc.Wanting 400 bhp and 500 lb torque.

    Other car 500+ bhp MK4 Golf R32 turbo.

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    Mine's had a new rack due to creaking

    Been fine for 30k after


    Was done under warranty

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    Mine has creaking at the moment, plus a knock when rocking the wheel... both happen only when stationary.
    Getting a new one fitted next week.

    And as mentioned, Audi released a modified rack, so checking to make sure this is the one that will be fitted.

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    Rang Audi an they wanted 800 for a new rack, so i found a one on ebay of an 06plate. Gonna get that fitted some time next week, hopefully it works..

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    Can anyone tell me if any rack will fit on or not? i have a 2004 2.0tdi and i have bought a rack off a 2006 2.0tdi but ive been told there is a number of different racks, can anyone point me in the right direction..

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    Anyone?

 

 

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