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A4santos
02-07-2015, 05:10 AM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/07/1655a0580aee33821771f3297bbc89c1.jpg

Hey guys I got a power steering leak coming from that location in the pic above, I'm adding fluid every 10 miles or so. That looks like to me it's adding rigid piping? Is this going to be difficult to change myself? Any input would be great. This is a B5 a4 1.8t q. Thank you.

jsbs1991
02-07-2015, 07:08 AM
I really cant answeryour question, but are you using hydrolic power steering fluid? because if you are not you will ruin it more. its around $20 a can and its green. i think its chf 11

A4santos
02-07-2015, 07:18 AM
Yes I am using the right fluid, I'm just trying to figure out if this is something I can do pretty easily or if it's more in depth than it seems.

jsbs1991
02-07-2015, 07:54 AM
Are those the cooling lines? Because, if so you might have to take off your front bumper.

A4santos
02-07-2015, 08:17 AM
Power steering

jsbs1991
02-07-2015, 08:37 AM
ok so they are not the power steering cooling lines?

woolveren
02-07-2015, 09:06 AM
Is this going to be difficult to change myself? Any input would be great.

Its leaking from the power steering high pressure hose. You have to replace it soon if the leak is major, no other temporary fix. It requires the removal of front wheel well..Check this link below;

http://www.audizine.com/forum/showthread.php/520696-Power-Steering-Pressure-Hose-1-8T-Replacement

A4santos
02-07-2015, 09:08 AM
Thanks a lot that's awesome.

A4santos
02-07-2015, 05:28 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/07/0cf0a52a777f28f64ea4124d238aa727.jpg

Is this what I want to order, and if so anything els3?

A4santos
02-07-2015, 05:29 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/07/0f72a1f271c8932d73e14748de3dd8bd.jpg

woolveren
02-07-2015, 06:01 PM
Is this what I want to order, and if so anything els3?

Yes, it comes with all the washers you need. The same item is also available in amazon for $10 less..

http://www.amazon.com/ContiTech-PSH0113R-Power-Steering-Hose/dp/B00BJL86OG/

jmcwayne808
02-07-2015, 06:02 PM
Just did this and it wad a pain in the ass

A4santos
02-07-2015, 06:59 PM
Ty I'll check out amazon.

A4santos
02-10-2015, 08:55 PM
My supply line came in and I tackled the job today. About 2 hrs in total. 15 minutes taking out the old and 1 hr 45 min putting in the new.
Some tips for anyone who does it-
Turn steering wheel to the right jack up suspension a bit. Also when you put the new one in make sure you position the coil as far to the right as you can prior to attempting to thread on banjo bolt. Thanks for all the help everyone.