[V8] rack&pinion...auto trans

Buchholz, Steven Steven.Buchholz at kla-tencor.com
Sun Oct 8 14:21:50 EDT 2006

I think I know what the seller may be talking about ... 
After the UI debacle Audi became an expert in shift lockout mechanisms for automatic cars ... I understand that other marques actually sourced the design from VWAG.  The shift lock and steering lock are interconnected on the automatic cars ... could it be that this mechanism is not functioning?
Steve B
San Jose, CA (USA)


no..in fact the rack is the same basic rack as your t-44. they will interchange.
sounds like the seller is either full of bs or just don't know.

--- John Gourley <azaudi at gmail.com> wrote:

> I have a question about the rack & pinion.  This may seem like a dumb
> question to you V8 guys... it sounds strange to me, but I'm a 5 cyl guy,
> haven't been around a V8!
> Someone near me has a 1990 V8 for sale, says it needs a rack & pinion, and
> goes on to say something about it can't be driven because the rack is
> somehow connected to the auto trans. That sounds strange to me, that there
> is actually a hydraulic connection between the steering and the tranny.   So
> I'm coming to the experts.............you V8 guys...for an answer.
> I appreciate it...................trying to decide whether to check out the
> car more...or stay with my 5 cylinder quattro's!

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