Question about 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

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Steering wheel noise & Boosting

If I am parked or drive really slowly (i.e. when parking) and I turn the steering wheel fast it makes a terrible loud noise. Is this normal? Maybe the system Audi uses in the steerings has technology that shouldn't be turned fast while car is not speeding...?

My car is Multitronic 1.8T and when I boost it from stop position it may take a few miliseconds to go. Also, I have to step on it to make sure it goes as it should...

Is the above normal? My 1.8T Cabrio has now 80000 miles.

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  • Anonymous Nov 17, 2008

    I have an A$ 3.0 that shows the same issues. Loud noises from turning the wheel. Power steering fluid system was flushed to address problem, but within two days it is back. Any suggestions?

  • nathe682 Nov 24, 2008

    i have an a4 avant 03 plate with the same problem as in when parking or turning the steering wheel at slow speeds there is a loud noise ,sometimes sounds like a squealing,also when the car is ticking over it sometimes makes the same noise.my mechanic has adjusted some belt or tensioner but it made no difference

  • houghtone Jan 20, 2009

    Hi, Not sure if its the same thing but my 57 Audi A4 Cab went in for a clunking type noise when on hard lock at slow speeds, i.e pulling out of junctions or parking etc. They replaced the O/S Suspension Arm but it continued to make the noise when i got it back. The engineer then came out with me to experience it and said that all A4 Cabs and R8s make this noise. Apparently, its the wheels not sticking to the road and then suddenly they do which sends vibrations up through the car and causes a clunk. I thought this was rediculous but he took me out in another at the garage and the noise was replicated. Its known thing all to do with the way the suspension is set up so changing the wheels will not solve the problem. I have never experienced it on any other car before, but guess its something i have to live with!

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Sounds like the high effort sensor in the rack is causing high feed back pressure, making the steering pump belt squeal. Try adding some Lucas Automatic Transmission Conditioner to the steering fluid reservoir .

Posted on May 15, 2017

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No -not normal
take it to an accredited service center for a proper diagnosis and quote

Posted on May 15, 2017

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Anonymous

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SOURCE: noises when turning steering wheel

check cv joint

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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SOURCE: A4 steering lock does not engage and car won't turn over

The steering locks don't necessarily engage when the key is removed, I always turn the wheel before exiting to engage it. There are several positions that will allow the pin to lock in but if between these, it may seem that it isn't locked.

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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SOURCE: boost spiking/ over boosting

replace the wastegate vacum lines or wastegate acuator. if they leak it raises the boost. Let me know if its not that.

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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SOURCE: TURBO NOT BOOSTING

Hello, I am a Saab technician from upstate new york. It sounds to me that the turbo wastegate rod may be seized to the turbo control valve. The easiest way to try to fix this is to spray penetrating oil on the turbo valve/ wastegate rod and work it back and forth with a pry bar. Many times u can also heat this up with a torch and pray. If those two things don't work than the turbo valve itself is seized into the guide hole machined into the turbo. good luck.

Posted on Sep 02, 2009

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SOURCE: don't know car won't start even after boosting pontiac g6

lenmercredi2, Sounds to me like the starter, the clicking sound you hear is the shaft on the starter popping out, but the shaft is not spinning. The shaft pops out and spins the flywheel to start the car, but sounds like its not working. You more than likely need a new starter, hope this helps :)

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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