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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Gmac, Mar 31, 2014.

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    So just bought my S3, happy days! Or so i thought! Driven it in to work today, adn it starts making funny noises going round corners, more noticeable at low speed. Parted it up at work, finished work, starts making some serious whining noises when manoeuvering in the car park to come home.

    Called in at a garage that i know on the way home, he puts it up in the ramp, and very obviously piss streeing fluid from somewhere. On closer inspection, he reckons its not one of the pipes but the ract itself! coming from higher than most of the low piping anyway.

    So my question is how quick do these things fail, or would the guy i bought it off, on saturday known about it and with a top up, it would be fine?

    I didnt hear anything on the test drive, or on the motorway drive home. I didnt get under the car when i bought it.

    Fecked off!

    looking at a hefty bill!!! any help would be great!!!
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    Power steering pipework failure is pretty common sorry to say...

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    Yeh had been doing a bit of reading, things is will the whole rack need replaced? Wasn't leaking from the lower front pipes. Can the pipes be bought separately from audi?

    And how quick would a rack fail? Would the guy have known about it?!!!
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    Oh **** no !!!!!

    That's why we got rid of the noggy for that reason Guy, Ingrams humped us for a complete rack instead if a few rubber seals !!!

    If its any conciliation... at least it didn't happen in our way home !!!

    Here's one on eBay

    321331961591

    Might be cheaper to buy and swap than buying a new rack ?

    Gutted for you mate !!!
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    There are a few S3's being broken in the classifieds too... you can only use an S3 or TT 225 rack (I think an LCR one too) as the std A3 racks are different

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    Ive got a slight groan on full lock left when reversing slow, anything to worry about
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    All except cupra gives it away lol
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    Apart from the list below that lists that it would fit the Cupra R! Hence the link with a ?
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    Would the track rod ends be reusable or should i get replacements whilst at it?

    Any thoughts on the Remy rack from ECP?
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    Sorry buddy everywhere i looked in description said excluding i presume you mean in the compatability list in the ebay app itself my link opened in safari, didnt want to sound a twat hope it gets sorted cheapest way possible ;)
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    So ordered from these guys, Gary, good to deal with.

    Power Steering Specialists - Western Power Steering

    recond genuine part, with delivery, tie rods, and free shipping of the old one.

    Going to get new lemforder track rod ends from ECPs
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