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mkturbo3
03-27-2012, 03:33 PM
Trying to remove my steering rack out. Took the nut off the steering column but cant seem to get the torx bolt out... I almost stripped the torx Trying to remove cant get it out for the life of me.. Is there a special way?? Tried torching it still wont budge...

vietxnam
03-27-2012, 06:57 PM
That torx bolt should just come out after the nut is removed. check out this diy http://audi-diy.blogspot.com/2007/10/audi-a4-b5-r-your-power-steering-rack.html

MarcMiller
03-28-2012, 10:46 AM
I just did mine. Might have to turn the wheel VERY slightly if its not coming out.

Good luck. Its a major pain in the ass. I had to do the job twice because my 2nd rack leaked so i had to buy a brand new one. Make sure you get new crush washers if your replacing the rack.

mkturbo3
03-28-2012, 12:20 PM
I cant seem to get the torx bolt out of the steering column/shaft to seperate the rack away.It is almost stripped from me trying to take it out with a torx socket. Has anyone run into this problem?? Any suggestions thx!

xdewaynex
03-28-2012, 12:39 PM
With the nut off, have you tried using a punch from the other end? If its like the one in my A6, the shaft of the bolt, is misshaped so it doesnt rotate when wrenching on the nut.

mkturbo3
03-28-2012, 12:48 PM
no space can barely fit my hammer to give it a good punch