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No Power Steering

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Schamak, Sep 30, 2013.

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    Hey guys,

    So I've been given this audi 8p from my work colleague, he lost the power steering and audi have quoted "over a grand" to have it fixed.
    I got it home and stuck the vcds on it and I'm gettting this fault

    1 Fault Found:
    01309 - Power Steering Control Module (J500)
    004 - No Signal/Communication

    It's a 53 plate so one of the mk1 8ps I'm assuming. Has anyone fixed this fault for a resonable price? Think the car's just going to get scraped or auctioned if he can't fix it. It's done 100k miles but it's all sound apart from that.

    Can I get to the control module easily and check it? Or will this need a new rack + module? Anyone got any kicking around? Haha

    Searched the forum and there's a few threads but no the OP never comes back to say what he's done!

    Cheers guys.
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    Firstly I'd check the connector and wiring to ensure it's not corroded.
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    Nah it's not had any work done to the power steering or anything around there. It had a new injector thats about it.

    I'm going to be doing the front and rear suspension for him so I'll try and have a look for wiring etc. It's difficult because I've not got a ramp or pit, so I don't want to be stripping the whole thing down in my garage without a spare parts to put on incase I break something.
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    I lost my power steering (although had no error code) and had to get a new rack. Got one off ebay for abour £90 and had it fitted for £50 or so. It's fine now.
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