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Failed M.O.T

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by neversaydie, Mar 22, 2005.

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    Bugger,

    Well I went down to my local garage to get my prestigious M.O.T and the bloody car failed!

    I need a new part on the offside steering rack (the ball and pin part /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif ).

    Can anybody show me what the part looks like. Maybe some helpful ass.net member may have the VW/Audi diagram software (forget what they call it).

    Thanking you kindly in advance.

    Oh and did I forget to mention the car also failed on my petrol cap?

    I must have left it at my last petrol re-fill - Sigh!
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    Sounds like the tie rods to me. About £40 per side. Petrol cap...ive done that before! luckily it was still sat where i left it!

    Rich
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    Dont think its the tie rods - they said its the part that sits under the main steering rack gaitor on the off side (drivers side).
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    Looking at the image below. If its only the track rod end then it'll be item no.1. If its the trackrod complete thats the prob, it'll be items 1 & 6.

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    You can get the tie rod ends from GSF Car Parts for about £10 and £35 ish for the track rod. Up to you where you get them from of course.

    LOL about the petrol cap you numpty!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
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    Thaks HTC - looks like the complete assembely 1&6 then.
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    Oh and is £138.84 good for parts, labour and wheel alignment?
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    Is this the image for the steering though as stated in above posts?

    Cheers
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    [ QUOTE ]
    Bugger,


    Oh and did I forget to mention the car also failed on my petrol cap?

    I must have left it at my last petrol re-fill - Sigh!

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    only kiddin m8.
    that price sounds ok /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif
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    Cheers /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/lol.gif
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    I always stand the petrol cap on the petrol flap using the 2 little gaps in the cap. No way you can forget it that way, but I guess that some people might not want to do this in case the cap leaks some fuel onto the paintwork on the flap.
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    I think I will strap it to my head in future!
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    my petrol cap is attached by a wee bit of plastic so unless it breaks - cant' really lose it! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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