1989 100... power steering rack replacement

Richard J. Andrews tech at flashmail.com
Fri Jul 13 11:57:17 EDT 2001

unfortunately he is probably right about the rack..
but check out Jorgen for a rebuilt rack...
i think they're under $300...
he is gouging you @ $800....
but you are to NEVER use standard P/S fluid in these cars....
sorry you had to find out the hard way...

'86 4kq
At 10:38 AM 7/13/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Audi list newbie here, with a 1989 Audi 100, 110,000 miles.
>Just got off the phone with my mechanic, whose opinion and work I respect a
>lot.  I've been noticing for a while, significant leaks of the power
>steering fluid.  I have, for the last 6-8 weeks, filled up the system with
>standard power steering fluid (not Pentosin), because it was bone dry, and I
>hadn't discovered this list yet.
>His diagnosis: I need a new power steering rack.  $800, plus labor and
>fluid, total about $1275.
>The car still has the original in there now.
>Is this what I need?  Any alternatives?  Are rebuilt or replacement parts an
>-Andy Goldberg
>andynyc at spacelab.net

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