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2011 C6 3.0T Quattro steering clunking sound - help needed!

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:53 AM
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Default 2011 C6 3.0T Quattro steering clunking sound - help needed!

Hi all - I'm new to the forum as I've been a BMW driver most of my life but made the switch to Audi after I drove my A6 3.0T Quattro Prestige and immediately fell in love. Anyway... my A6 has been great for the most part and really hasn't had many issues up until now and I was hoping you fine people might be able to help me out.

I noticed the other day that when my A6 starts moving from a stop or from a very slow roll and I start turning my steering wheel, a clunk sound comes from the front, center part of the car. This only happens under 5 MPH and when the steering wheel is turned, never when the wheel is at center or above 5 MPH. I was wondering if anybody has experienced this problem also or if anybody might have any idea what it might be. Any helps is very much appreciated! Here is a link to a YouTube video I have of the sound:


I was part of a BMW forum when I was a BMW owner and learned a great deal about my car and met some great people. Looking forward to chatting with the group here! Thanks in advance for the help and thoughts!
 
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:12 PM
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its your steering rack/box, i have the same noise on my audi a4 b7
 
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by c.gasparro View Post
its your steering rack/box, i have the same noise on my audi a4 b7
thanks for the reply! anything i should worry about or is it just a quirk?
 
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:38 PM
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i went to the south of italy in end of july for a month, but this clunking noise started nearly a year ago but got slightly worse just before i left for italy this year, i took it to audi over there they told me it was the steering rack/box, they want 1500 euros for labour and part, but they told i can stay with it it ain't dangerous to drive, i'm gonna take my time to find one second hand as audi here in london want 1020 just for part, buy the sound in the video it sounds the same as my a4, but get it checked out just in case
 
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