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Clunking coming from steering column area

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dickys3, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. dickys3

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    Hi Guys,

    I'm getting a clunking noise when turning the steering wheel. This only happens when pulling off/parking etc (basically low speed).

    I thought it was the rack at first, but the noise appears to be coming from inside the cabin. If I lower the wheel all the way to the lowest setting, the clunking stops, so its like the wheel is catching on something. As soon as I raise the wheel back up, the clunking comes back.

    Any ideas?

    Cheers
    Rich.
     
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    Ideally you need to remove the trim that hides the column & get a torch in there with someone turning the wheel back/forth whilst you check if its catching something at certain positions of the wheel set positioning.

    This has only just happened I assume or new car & problem since purchase?
     
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    Cheers mate. I'll have a dig around next weekend to see what is causing it!

    I've had the car a while, but only recently adjusted the wheel position and then started noticing the clunk! I thought it was coming from he rack/suspension, but then lowered the wheel position and the problem went away. As soon as I raise the wheel again, it comes back.
     
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    Well as the steering column actually is 1 pole sitting within a tube effectively, then maybe its this thats loose inside the tube at certain heights, thats my analogy anyway :)
     

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