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    Noise from steering on A4 B7

    I've lately been getting a noise when I turn my steering wheel to the right. It seems only to come when I turn to the right. The noise is like a metal on metal noise, like a rubbing or something. I've checked the power steering fluid levels and there spot on so Im getting a little worried.

    Any ideas?

    I'm hoping its just with the cold weather but what could it be?

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    I have a creaking sort of noise when turning unsure of what it is. Was told by main dealer it's characteristic cos I couldn't find anything at work and not could my tech's. Unsure bit everything is visually ok
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    It's vibration through the steering rack that's causing the noise. Mines been doing it for over a year now but everything performs as it should.

    Audi went round replacing the steering rack and suspension components but they never solved the issue. I wouldn't worry about it
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    I was gunna book it in but i'll leave it for now and see if anything develops, hopefully it wont. Cheers guys

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    When this has cropped up on the forums before it has turned out to be the tyres. Swap your fronts to the back and see if it changes the issue.
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    OK so the noise is getting worse and now it comes and goes even if I dont turn the steering wheel. It seems to be worse when I first start the car up, like the cold makes it worse.

    I thought could it be that some type of oil or fluid isn't getting round the components for a bit when the car is first started? The noise sounds like when I drove my scooby with the power steering not working, a whinning sound.

    I would normally take it straight to my local VAG specialist but due to work commitments I can't but Im worried if Im doing more damage each time I use my car.

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    Have you checked the power steering fluid?


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    Yeah, that was the first thing I checked and its on MAX.

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    Might be the power steering pump causing issues
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