Steering issue, NAC, VAC (Tihol Tiholov)
chance9121 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 11:01:17 PDT 2016
"Issue is - when driving slowly, up to about 50 km/h, the steering wheel
"wanders" left-right, regularly, about 5-10 degrees each way. Also, pulling
to the right seems a bit too much, but inconsistent. Stops "wandering" at
higher speeds and no pulling either."
You may want to start by jacking up the front wheels and checking for
play. You can shake the wheel back and forth while looking for loose
components. Don't discount a bad steering component, as the steering
really shouldn't wander if the steering components are all tight. There
could be a lot of other things going on, but I'd start with the basics and
go from there. Good luck!
On Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 4:24 PM, <radek at uniserve.com> wrote:
> Did you check the transmission mount (attaches to subframe) and possibly
> both upper mounts? The description sounds like something is loose and
> engine torque is making it move. Pls report findings.
> Good luck,
> 93 Eurovan 5 sp, gas 426K km
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2016 12:14:07 -0700
>> From: Tihol Tiholov <t.tiholov at gmail.com>
>> To: "quattro at audifans.com" <quattro at audifans.com>
>> Subject: Steering issue, NAC, VAC
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>> '92 Eurovan, 5 sp., gas, 240K km
>> Replaced inner CV boot on driver's side and re-greased inner CV joint
>> side - PO installed an aftermarket axle, grease was too thin and gasket on
>> CV joint was broken, so grease leaked out. Re-assembled the inner CV
>> likely not as it was before, because it came apart, when trying to install
>> the axle due to limited space.
>> Issue is - when driving slowly, up to about 50 km/h, the steering wheel
>> "wanders" left-right, regularly, about 5-10 degrees each way. Also,
>> to the right seems a bit too much, but inconsistent. Stops "wandering" at
>> higher speeds and no pulling either.
>> Another issue is, when under load, steep uphill, power surges - coming and
>> going. New TPS is installed, no change.
>> Thanks for any suggestions,
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