RE: Changing rack & pinion on 2000 A6 2.7T
Honestly the rack is a pain to replace. Theres a running joke among some techs that the car is build around the rack. Thus the high labor cost. There are two bolts in the battery plenum that must come out. They hold the rack in. You have to remove both ppower steering lines, and both tie rod ends. then it takes some fiddling to remove it.