steering rack

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Sat Feb 5 11:44:44 EST 2005


At only 66K miles you should not have a high pressure rod seal leak problem.
You need to verify the diagnosis.  Wash down the whole area dirt and oil
free to find the source of the leak.


> From: melvin guyer <melguy1 at>
> Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 13:18:29 -0800 (PST)
> To: Bernie Benz <b.benz at>, Ingo Rautenberg
> <i.rautenberg at>
> Cc: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: steering rack
> Hi all, 
> this is my first post with a question. I have a 1991
> Audi 200 20v with 66K miles, all original. My local
> dealer tells me that the burning smell I reported is
> from an oil leak from the power steering rack, onto
> the catalytic converter. They tell me that a
> replacement part will cost $1,030 and with labor (at
> $85/hr) total repair will come to $1,600. I have no
> reason to doubt their diagnosis of the problem, but
> wondered about the part price. The folks at VM
> Autohaus (a company whose name I learned from reading
> messages from the Audi 200 group) quotes a much lower
> part price. Any advice on what's the best course of
> action for repair?
> mel guyer
> =====
> mel guyer
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