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Re: 5KS Front End Problems - HELP!!! - 2nd Attempt

On Mon, 29 Jul 1996 09:48:57 -0400 (EDT) Gary Harris wrote:

The front end of my '88 5KS has been transmitting some strange sensations
lately.  If I drive along at a slow speed (< 15 mph), the steering wheel
will steer to the right.  Not smoothly, though, but in pulsations...maybe an
inch at a time (in other words, the steering wheel actually turns to the
right).  As I increase speed (and hold the wheel straight), the pulsation
frequency increases and eventually becomes a mild but very noticeable
vibration (@ > 60 mph) that's transmitted throughout the front end.

Sounds like a CV joint; also could be something wrong with the suspension:
bushings, struts, etc.  

There is also a kind of moaning sound that comes from the front driver side
between speeds of 40 - 50 mph and then again between 60 - 70 mph.

Classic sign of a worn wheel bearing...

Will all this be an expensive fix?

Are you kidding?  This is an Audi we're talking about...YES!!  I'm
guessing...but to get just one wheel bearing and CV joint replaced by the
dealer will run you in the neighborhood of $1000!  You'll save yourself a
BUNDLE OF $$$ if you DIY.

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