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Noise from steering

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chinnyhill10, Nov 27, 2013.

  1. chinnyhill10
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    Getting an occasional noise from the steering. Like a humming but it lasts for just 1 second when turning at lower speeds (although at higher speeds it may not be audible).

    Feels mechanical, like the pump is struggling or having to work extra hard. It's just a hum, nothing more. No creaks and no change in steering characteristics.

    Had a look for a dipstick to see if it was low but no sign. My memory suggests these cars might not have one.

    Any ideas?

    It's a A3 TDi 170 Quattro.

    Cheers.
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    Its an electric rack, not hydraulic, probably weather related noises, mine does this aswell at times of the year.
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    Ah that's ok then. Was worried something might be rubbing or fluid could be low etc.

    It sounds exactly like an electric motor working harder for a second perhaps because the steering system is stiffer due to the cold.

    Cheers.
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