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What could it be?

FazS3 Apr 22, 2009

  1. FazS3

    FazS3 Member

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    Hi lads,

    a mate got his tyres changed on his S3, however when they wheels were put back on the mechanic realised there is alot of play in both front wheels. Top to bottom they are ok but there is a lot of side to side movement.

    What could this be?there is a worn track rod end on the passenger side, but that cant be the problem. Could it possibly be the steering rack? As sometimes when turning he is getting a clunk sound

    Faz
     
  2. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    track rod end or rack
     
  3. vetch

    vetch S3

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    What other symptoms might be noticeable if the rack is fooked?
     
  4. FazS3

    FazS3 Member

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    Yeah well the passenger track rod is pretty knackered, but wouldnt that cause it to vibrate?
     
  5. s3ollie

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    theres an adjustment on the rear of the rack to loose the play could be that or could also be the track rod it self
     
  6. s3ollie

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    play left to right on the steering wheel
     
  7. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    clunk could be a cv joint, is it on full lock ???
     
  8. FazS3

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    No its not always either, not on full lock specifically but when turning left, im thinking the track rod end on the passenger side is worn, it could possible be that?
     

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