View Full Version : Whining Steering

10-26-2006, 11:23 AM
Latley my car has been whining when I turn the steering wheel the slightest bit....even when idling or tapping the gas a little bit the whine kicks in. The problem usually persists until my car get warm but even when the car is warmed up it still whines, just not as loud. I checked the power steering fluid and it looked good since I just changed out all the fluid about 6 months ago. The car is a 2001 A4 1.8T. I am still covered under the CPO but I just want to know what the possible things I should be looking at. Hopefully its covered under the $50 deductable. haha

10-26-2006, 11:30 AM
check your power steering pump... sounds like it might be failing?

10-26-2006, 12:15 PM
yeah...thats what i was thinking, does anybody know if the power steering pump is covered under the CPO?

10-26-2006, 05:28 PM
Check with dealer about coverage but sounds like the pump.

11-14-2006, 08:20 PM
I just had this same problem today!!! I got some footage just so you can hear the whine... it's very loud till it warms up.... I figured it's the power steering also but I poped the hood and the noise was comming from the top center of the engine...(2.8) I was afraid it was maybe the water pump? but then it wouldn't make that noise if you only turned the steering wheel.... help!

11-14-2006, 11:55 PM
yea def sounds like your pump is going. Should definitely be covered under CPO.

11-15-2006, 04:54 AM
I'll check it out today... thanks. by the way how much would a new pump run me on average? and where is the best place to get one?

11-15-2006, 05:56 AM
IIRC they're around $250.

11-15-2006, 06:12 AM
Okay, if you have the engine code AFC you can have it for $219 from worldimpex.com... Part number 8D0 145 156

If you have engine code AHA then you can get it for about $284 from the same site with part number 8D0 145 156 F

11-15-2006, 08:44 AM
just add some power stering fluid and it will go away.

that's all i had to do.

11-15-2006, 12:53 PM
how do you run the ECU for codes anyway? i havn't looked into that on this car yet.

also with the AFC and AHA codes... what varries in them and why would the power steering pump cost vary with the codes? different pump?

11-16-2006, 01:53 PM
tha AFC and AHA should be printed on your engine block, you might have to remove the plastic cover to see the printed letter.....

arizona steve
11-16-2006, 01:57 PM
yes! this has been happening to me for a while too, im going to the dealership to get it checked out tomorrow. im glad to have a friend who works at the dealership...