[s-cars] steering rack

Charlie Smith charlie at elektro.cmhnet.org
Fri Apr 11 22:05:38 EDT 2003

Earlier, Tom Green wrote:
> > From: "Lee Levitt" <lee at wheelman.com>
> >
> > Bad news. The deposits on my garage floor are from the steering rack
> > in my S6.
> >
> > So it looks like I'm getting a new one.
> >
> > Questions...
> >
> > What usually gets installed...new or rebuilt? What do they run?
> > How difficult a job is it?
> Lee
> More bad news,  if you're planning a leisurely afternoon with helpful
> friends, beer, etc.
> Flat rate is 10 hr + alignment.  Mine was changed twice :-).  Audi
> warranty on first, parts warranty on second.  Part list was $1550,
> labor was only $550, including alignment, and total hyd fluid change.

I don't know what part of the country you are in Lee.  There's a shop
here in Columbus Ohio that is very good on rebuilding steering racks
and other components.

They rebuilt the rack in my '86 5kCSTQ for less than $400, including
the labor for R&Ring the rack.  Their rebuilds have bronze bushings
fitted into the aluminum rack body parts, so future wear is really
minimized.  If I ever have to do my S6, I'm taking it to them.

The name of this place is Steer & Gear, phone 614-231-4064.  I'm sure
they will do a rack that's shipped to them.  Call and talk to them.

    - Charlie

  Charlie Smith   charlie at elektro.cmhnet.org  614-471-1418
  http://www.elektro.com/~charlie      Columbus Ohio   USA
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