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    steering vague

    ive been driving up and down from Worcester to Sheffield motorway a few times this week and i have noticed that my steering feels vague when driving around 50-70 mph.

    the wheels were balanced week or so ago and the alignment was also done, i don't drive on the motorway as much as i used to so this is the first time i had chance to notice it.

    when im cruising along the car seems to wander a bit and i keep having to correct the steering but it doesn't feel as tight as i think it should.

    i was thinking of changing track rod ends as they never been changed and car has done 135000 miles but any other ideas?

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    Get it proper 4 wheel aligned also check that the control arms etc are in good order, i chased this as my old rack had play replaced the rack still got vague steering but the free play had gone, did a alignment and replaced front tyres and it was fine !!

    although its starting to come back a little and steering wheel is slightly of centre also it changes the direction of being of centre to the camber of the road, if i straighten the wheel it pulls very hard to the left going to sort this weekend along with the bad rear bearing and o/s rear diff seal !!!
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    front tyres are only month or so old, control arms are also less than 6 months, audi did the alignment lol

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    Good control arms? or cheap ones?

    If you replace the TRE's, use S4 style solid steel ones rather than the crappy rubbery ones they fit to the A4.

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    they were the good ones as decided i didnt want to spend out twice

    ive just looked on euro carparts website and it lists loads of different ones for the a4 and s4, so how would i know which is best ones

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    Well its just the Meyle kits come with TRE's yet you said you havent changed them...

    Jason at All German will sort you out with some solid S4 type TRE's

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