Question about 1987 Audi 5000 CS

1 Answer

Clutch pedal stuck to the floor

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

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 7 Answers

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.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2005 quattro , battery is dead and hood wont release.Is it an elecrtonic release?


Heidi, No electric release. The latch is probably stuck. While you pull the interior hood release have an assistant push down and pull up repeatably/vigorously until hood releases from stuck position. Lube latch and cable before closing hood. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
"I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info."
Open Hood How To 2001 2005 Audi Allroad Quattro 2002 Audi Allroad Quattro...
2007 Audi A4 2 0t hood latch fix when you can pop the hood
Hood Latch Release Cable Broken How to open hood
Help Hood release cable disconnected somewhere any ideas how to open hood...

Apr 15, 2016 | 2005 Audi Allroad Quattro

1 Answer

Hydraulic Cutch Line for '88 Audi 90 Quattro


YOUR SOLUTION IS GOING TO BE TO USE A PRESSURE BLEEDER @ THE MASTER TO "PUSH" THE AIR OUT OF THE SYSTEM.THIS TOOL IS OFTEN AVAILABLE AT ABOUT ANY PARTS HOUSE.IF THAT FAILS YOU MOST LIKELY HAVE A BAD MASTER CYLINDER.FYI I AM AN A.S.E. MASTER TECH AND ALL I WORK ON IS GERMAN CARS.HOPE THIS HELPS...GOOD LUCK.

Jun 11, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My clutch pedal is not working. falls right to the floor. have to drive by hard-shifting. in my '88 audi 90 quattro


You have a leak and will need to replace the clutch master and slave cylinders.

Jun 11, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

I am trying to jump my sister-in-laws 1986 audi quattro 4000, but I am unable to locate the battery.


Its on the passengers side under the backseat if I remember correctly. Thats where it was on my 1986 Audi 5000 S Turbo.

Jan 18, 2011 | Audi 4000 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 87 Supra Turbo Clutch Pedal is sitting about 2 inches off of the floor board. The clutch itself appears to be working, I just hate that it's on the floor. I've put the clutch under heavy load while in...


I believe you have a hydraulic clutch. You may be low on fluid in the master cylinder for the clutch. If it is low, it takes regular DOT3 brake fluid. After you fill it, you might have to drive it a day or two for it to recover.

Feb 22, 2010 | 1987 Toyota Supra

1 Answer

1986 Audi 5000 CD turbo cuts out when you punch it


That could happen from something as simple as an overdue air filter, bad plugs, or, unless you know it to be fresh, a failing timing belt, which could destroy your engine which I think is an 'interference' type that can have valves and pistons occupying the same space at the same time if the cam gets out of time.

Oct 08, 2008 | 1986 Audi 5000 CS

2 Answers

87 audi turbo cs 5000


Could be: fuel warm-up valve,
idle-speed stabilisation valve

Sep 06, 2008 | 1986 Audi 5000 CS

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

466 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audi Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60769 Answers

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

13152 Answers

Are you an Audi Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...