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Old 11-15-2008, 11:47 PM
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Question Stiff steering one direction

I have been having a problem with my steering in my 2001 A8 4.2 after visual inspection of the components (rack) boot ect i dont see any leaks although i have only had the car a year the steering has gone from getting stiff from time to time To being totally hard to steer right turning left doesn't feel bad . Any suggestions would be helpful before i take it to the stealership I have clean the filter in the pump but that didnt help. My next task is to flush the system
whata you think
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:33 PM
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Double check the control arms and make sure anything isn't blocking it. If everything looks ok you need a new rack, chances are the valve inside the rack is stuck and only allowing the fluid to go to one side of the rack.
 
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Old 11-22-2008, 06:52 AM
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after looking at the function of the servotronic module i was wondering if it failed would i have similar syptoms
 
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Old 11-22-2008, 08:08 PM
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No, if you had electronic steering like the A3 then yes. Plus the steering system would have a fault code stored.
 
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I'm having a similar issue.. only difference is, mine does that when I try turning left. It only happens in the morning when the car is cold. And only does that for a little bit. Have you found the reason why this is happening?
 
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