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Tie rod/track rod end question.

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by ArtBet, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. ArtBet
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    [Dec 23, 2013]
    Hello everyone and merry christmass!

    My car is developing a knocking noise when turning the steering wheel from side to side when car is stationary.
    I was told that those could be tie rod/ track rod ends.
    Just wanted to hear what you guys think before buying the parts.

    Kind Regard

    Arthur
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Could be anything to be fair, best bet is to get it diagnosed.
    Dead / worn steering racks can also do this.
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Easiest thing to do is jack it up and hold the wheel at a 10-to-2 position. Rock wheel from side to side, the tie rod will be easy to spot if it clunks.
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    [Dec 24, 2013]
    Thank you for replys!

    It also knocks when turning in to drive way on full lock.
    I'll take a look after christmass.

    Kind Regards
    Arthur
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    [Dec 25, 2013]
    Full lock noise could also be worn CV joint. Check the rubber gaiter hasn't torn.
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