[A4] A4 Digest, Vol 33, Issue 21

thejimrose thejimrose at gmail.com
Wed Jul 19 23:28:59 EDT 2006

i would have guessed PS rack ?

my balljoints havent made noise, just get tramlining, maybe clunkyness if
theyre real bad. but a groan?

BJ's are easy [uh-huh.. huh..] but PS not-a-so-good-ah!

ive actually rarely read good tests of bad CA's + BJ's on these cars.

jim [meiocre mechanic at best]

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> Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 15:26:55 -0500
> From: "gt40" <gt40 at mail.ev1.net>
> Subject: [A4] Intermittant groan from the front-end...
> To: <a4 at audifans.com>
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> I have an '01 A4 1.8T that's developed an intermittant groaning
> from the front suspension that's definitely related to turning the
> steering wheel.  You can also feel it through the steering wheel.
> With 180k miles on the cr, I imagine one or more of the balljoints
> in the front end have worn out.  Can these be replaced
> independantly, or is it time to replace the control arms?
> (Keep in mind I'm VERY experianced with working on cars, having
> built a few NASA race cars in my lifetime.)
> -- Robert
> --
> "And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started
> and know the place for the first time."
> T.S. Eliot

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