Question about 1987 Audi 5000 CS
My clutch pedal is staying on the floor when i push it in how do i fix this.
My 87 audi 5000 turbo quattro is in need of a new steering rack due to leaking fluids, the chemical additives work for a short time (few weeks at best) then I have to do it again. I'm pretty competant mechanic but doing this remove and replace is a bit intimidating as I don't know what if any special tools are required. Can you shed any light on this matter or is it better to pay through the nose and have audi service do it? I have a second vehicle to use so I have the time. Please any advice is appreciated. Anthony
As far as the steering rack goes, you can't put PS stop leak in these cars! Since you already have, you may need to get a new pump as well. The hydraulic system in these cars is designed to ONLY run off of a specific fluid (Pentosin CH 11.S) and nothing else. In fact, this could be related to your clutch issue, as the two systems share fluid. Your symptom is indicative of a problem with the hydraulic system, and the additives you have been using very likely caused the problem.
Unfortunately, you may be looking at some pretty hefty repairs here. The rack itself lists for $940, plus some pretty heavy-duty labor.
Here's what I recommend -- take the car to a shop with experience with these sort of cars. Don't go to a chain (e.g., Firestone, Meineke, etc.), don't go to a normal repair shop, don't even take it to an Audi dealer unless you can help it -- these cars were around about the time most of those techs were in elementary school, and I guarantee you they don't get many 5ks and similar in there. Find a good German shop -- if you can find one that has a bunch of old Porsche/VW/Audi cars in the parking lot when you arrive, you've found a winner. Have them do a diagnosis on your PS/clutch hydraulics -- should cost 1 hour of labor, probably $80-120. Get an itemized list of their recommendations, and post back. Some of it you can probably do yourself to save a little money.
Best of luck to you.
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