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BeeFiveQuattro
09-25-2005, 05:27 PM
My car sounds like a 20yr old (squeaky) bed.
I bottomed out and, not only bent my front swaybar, loosend up the rack and pinion (suposedly something internaly messed up as-well-as the mounting hardware).

Can I take this as an oportunity to upgrade the rack and pinion of a 1.8T? (will the parts from a 2.8 or S4 compatable, or different?)
-I'm hearing that a dismantler is the way to go (dealer quoted $1600 for the rack, sway, & alignment)

Quattrocket
09-25-2005, 06:58 PM
1600 ouch! when i did the power steering pump, I crawled under to take a look at the rack to see how tough of a job it would be and it doesnt look easy at all. looks like a huge PITA!

BeeFiveQuattro
09-25-2005, 07:16 PM
Originally posted by Quattrocket
1600 ouch! when i did the power steering pump, I crawled under to take a look at the rack to see how tough of a job it would be and it doesnt look easy at all. looks like a huge PITA!
thats what I'm hearing too...
-the thing is; it drives well, just annoys the hell out of me
(I might replace the swaybar first... not sure how much noise is caused by each problem)

just painful to think what else I coulda done for even half of 1600