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Re: '93 90S problems

Matt Daniels wrote:
>      1. Steering moan/squeal. does anybody know how to get rid of this? I
>      think I have seen the topic discussed before, but I don't recall
>      reading the solution.

Does this happen when the car is cold and the wheen turned slowly
(and usually to the left)? If so, it's probably the steering damper.
That's a shock-absorber type thing installed parallel to the rack.

These things were notoriously noisey on 1992/93 90s and 100s. I went
through about 4 (in 18 months) before Audi changed the design. Been
quite ever since... Dunno how much replacing it would cost, as mine were
all under warantee.

>      2. Sqeaky wheel: I believe this is on my front drivers side wheel. I
>      only here it when I am drivin close to something on my drivers side
>      (toll booth, parking garage). I'm assuming something just need to be
>      lubed, but I don't know what.

Never had this one myself. Could this be brake-related? Did the original
brake pads on these cars have those "audible" wear indicators?

>      3. This is just an annoyance: When it rains, I can hear the rain
>      hitting something just outside the car, up by my ear. Sounds like
>      small pebbles hitting the window. Has anyone else had this happen on
>      their cars?

Yeah, mine does this too. I've decided that it's water hitting either
the outside rear-view mirrors or shooting down the relatively large
gap between the front and rear doors (at the top, right around the
"B" pillar).

1993 90CS 58k mi