1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Whining when turning

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by finesse, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. finesse
    Offline

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    Hi all,

    Need some help, there is whine audible from the cabin when turning at speeds above 20mph but not when stationary.

    Any ideas on where to look first? Powersteering fluid, pump, rack??? And where is the location.

    p.s the steering is not heavier or lighter.....
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 23, 2014]

  3. DavidW
    Offline

    DavidW Member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Messages:
    211
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    Have you ruled out wheel bearing or cv joint?
    #2
  4. Broken Byzan
    Offline

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,605
    Likes Received:
    276
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    PS fluid would be my first port of call. Make sure it's the green stuff if you need to top up. DO NOT listen to the Halfords monkeys or similar when they say it's all the same.

    It's the resevoir located on drivers sdie by the cam belt cover iirc
    #3
  5. finesse
    Offline

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    Byzan, what colour cap is the ps fluid?

    David, does not sound like a cv joint knock it think......
    #4
  6. finesse
    Offline

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    bump for help....
    #5
  7. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    729
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    Its got a little steering wheel icon on the cap
    #6
  8. Broken Byzan
    Offline

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    12,605
    Likes Received:
    276
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    Its the stupid top that needs something putting in it to turn the cap off. Black i think
    #7
  9. finesse
    Offline

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    Thanks, I will investigate:detective2:
    #8
  10. s3dave
    Offline

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Messages:
    10,120
    Likes Received:
    729
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2011
    #9
  11. finesse
    Offline

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Mar 28, 2011]
    s3dave, thanks
    #10
  12. Dani_B19
    Offline

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,282
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Apr 17, 2011]
    You sorted the problem out finesse? Was it the PS fluid that needed topping up?
    #11
  13. finesse
    Offline

    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2006
    Messages:
    2,811
    Likes Received:
    10
    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Yes topped up the fluid, it was below min. So now its fine
    #12
  14. Dani_B19
    Offline

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,282
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Is the marker inside the resievor? Cant see any indicator on the outside? Also where did you get the fluid from?
    #13
  15. S3 Nattie
    Offline

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Ye, same sort of marking as you get on your oil dipstick. Any VAG dealer will sell it. I get mine from SEAT because its round the corner from me, about £8 ish.

    Keep a close eye on it for a week. When I started getting whining noises I found I had a leak in one of the PAS pipes. It gradually got worse and I would lose all PAS till topped up again.
    #14
  16. Dani_B19
    Offline

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2008
    Messages:
    7,282
    Likes Received:
    90
    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Cheers nath, well my hard pipes are starting to look very knackered, especially the ones around the drivers inteecooler area, the common one that seems togo quite often i believe, think welly and dave have had to replace it.
    #15
  17. S3 Nattie
    Offline

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,600
    Likes Received:
    7
    [Apr 17, 2011]
    Ye thats the one I had to replace. It was leaking for quite a while to be fair then all of a sudden it started pissing out.

    The pipe was about £55 to replace and should be ok for anyone to replace. 2 bolts to undo and 2 pipes to slide off.
    #16

Share This Page