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A5 Steering problem

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Hi guys, need your help. My 2010 MY A5 coupe 3.0 TDI Stronic has developed a problem with its steering.

Its out of warranty so wanted your opinion before taking it to the stealers.

After approx 20 mins of driving the steering develops a clunking feel and sound thought the steering wheel at low speeds. It only happens after the car has warmed up and only at low speeds. After its been left to cool the problem rights itself.

Any ideas??

Thanks in Advance

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Power steering fluid level OK?

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Clunking and noisy? Are you sure it's not just the engine? :grin::roflmao:

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Power steering fluid level OK?

 

Would be my guess.  There will be a reservoir somewhere.

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Fluid warms up, gets thinner, liable to hear/feel the clunks..,cool down,thickens up,clunks go away.

M8s mechanic school, lesson 1 :)

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Don't Audis of this era have electric power steering therefore no fluid?

Sounds like a faulty rack.

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Don't Audis of this era have electric power steering therefore no fluid?

 

:roflmao:  Good luck finding the reservoir then... :secret:

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Hi guys, need your help. My 2010 MY A5 coupe 3.0 TDI Stronic has developed a problem with its steering.

Its out of warranty so wanted your opinion before taking it to the stealers.

After approx 20 mins of driving the steering develops a clunking feel and sound thought the steering wheel at low speeds. It only happens after the car has warmed up and only at low speeds. After its been left to cool the problem rights itself.

Any ideas??

Thanks in Advance

 

Haven't you got a newly wed wife you could blame? :roflmao:+++

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When have you ever had to drive more than 20mins? :)

Don't you have a friendly MulkyBear's number???

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found technical service bulletin TSB 287501 but can't get any more info.  MrMe thought you were banned on here.

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20 min of Fergy driving is like a week of mine.

what you trying to say ?  anyway what happened to the cameras van?

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found technical service bulletin TSB 287501 but can't get any more info.  MrMe thought you were banned on here.

 

Me?  Banned?  Why would such a nice mellow person like me be banned from somewhere as pleasant as TSN?

 

You can tell you've not been on here for a very long time.:roflmao:

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Tea break, I guess. Whatever they were doing, they weren't filming :D

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Tea break, I guess. Whatever they were doing, they weren't filming :D

result !!

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Me?  Banned?  Why would such a nice mellow person like me be banned from somewhere as pleasant as TSN?

 

You can tell you've not been on here for a very long time. :roflmao:

as you pointed out Ive just got married  :cool:

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See - as soon as you're married the sex and going out dries up and you're left talking to other men on the internet about the funny noises coming from your front end!

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Don't Audis of this era have electric power steering therefore no fluid?

Sounds like a faulty rack.

They still require lubrication, the rack is simply driven by an electric pump instead of one driven by a pulley off the engine, so shoukd still have a reservoir, it just might not be where you'd traditionally find it.

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They still require lubrication, the rack is simply driven by an electric pump instead of one driven by a pulley off the engine, so shoukd still have a reservoir, it just might not be where you'd traditionally find it.

Quite possibly but I'm sure the latest racks are electric and are sealed. I don't know when tje transition from electro-hydraulic to electric was made.

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