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Help please, Im new to the site 2000 A3 18 t quattro Steering rack main seal gone

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    [May 1, 2013]
    Hi can anyone help please, Im new to the site I have a 2000 A3 18 t quattro I have just got it through its MOT new rear spring and tyres. Not a week later the steering rack has spilt its guts, im Skint having just changed jobs to a rural area (No bus services). Can I disconnect the power steering pump and use the car till payday with out breaking anything else, then when I have the money for the parts etc i can get it sorted... I would be very very grateful for any help with please
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    no you cant, the pump is driven off the aux belt, sorry dude
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    Ok thanks I new I would have to fit a shorter belt ........ Thank god the weather is better looks like the walking shoes are coming out for the 6 plus mile hike each way from the bus stop for a bit
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