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Heavy power steering

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by epox, Oct 15, 2012.

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    [Oct 15, 2012]
    Hi Guys,
    new to the forun.

    i have just got a 2003 S3 bam, the power steerings seems heavy when parking.
    is this normal? if not any ideas.

    thanks mark
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    [Oct 15, 2012]
    Steering is a little heavier on S3's than other VAGs as it has a quick rack... do you get a groaning noise when you are on full lock? if so check the fluid levels... common point for leaks is the pipework that runs in front of the sump/gearbox from the power steering pump...

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    Hi thanks for the quick reply. no noise at all when putting it on full lock. fliud seems ok.
    hight just have to get used to it
    thanks mark
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    [Oct 15, 2012]
    Check your tyre pressure they could be low!
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