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    Steering Feels Weird when Wheels are cut ALL the way.

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    When my wheels are cut all the way left or right as if I'm driving around in a tight circle with my car the traction feels weird and it feels like the steering is making a slight noise. Maybe it's a quattro thing because it reminds me of the same feeling I got when I used to put my old Jeep cherokee in All wheel drive and tried to make tight circles or cut a super sharp corner. I relax a on the angle of the wheel a little it feels fine again, it's only when the steering wheel is all the way left or right while I'm moving. Normal?

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    Established Member Four Rings superswiss's Avatar
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    This is normal on the B6/7. The tires are actually grinding. My understanding is that it has to do with the front differential. This is one thing I love about the B8.5. No more of this stuff. Smooth as butter when making tight turns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superswiss View Post
    This is normal on the B6/7. The tires are actually grinding. My understanding is that it has to do with the front differential. This is one thing I love about the B8.5. No more of this stuff. Smooth as butter when making tight turns.
    I wonder if I'm doing any damage if I ever have to make a quick fast turn like this?

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    Established Member Four Rings superswiss's Avatar
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    Don't worry. I sold my S4 with almost 80k miles and no issues there at all.
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    Senior Member Three Rings KAL's Avatar
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    Thats your quattro. My a6 does it. So do about of other quattros
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    Senior Member Four Rings FastEddie's Avatar
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    Its quattro, your doing nothing wrong. i thought the same thing when i first got the car. If you read the manual it actually tells you not to hold it there for more than 15-20 seconds. Dont know why but dont worry about it.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings blackedoutt's Avatar
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    Mine slightly judders at continuous hard full lock. I also have some power steering pump noise. I keep jacking it up and cycling lock to lock with the cap off and letting the bubbles disperse (overnight) but still everytime I bleed it, there's more bubbles! Filled for 10mm above max line when warm as well, just flushed with new fluid, febi mineral.
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    Established Member Three Rings MidwestB6's Avatar
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    I've always heard turning at full lock is hard on the steering system, especially in 4wd vehicles. So I try to avoid turning like that, but it shouldn't be too much of an issue. You're just putting a bit of pressure on the system, while putting a rotational force on the wheels. Think about when you use a swivel extension on a socket wrench; the closer you have the swivel to 90 degrees, the harder is is to turn. Now think of that swivel extension as your cv joints.
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    Established Member Two Rings
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    I hardly need to cut the wheels that much but it's just something I noticed. I figured it was because of quattro but wanted to make sure. At least now I know to try to stay out of those angles as much as possible.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings dparm's Avatar
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    Center differential binds a bit when the steering is at lock. The owner's manual even mentions that it is normal operation.
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