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    Power Steering

    Hi everyone, looking for a bit of info so I can prepare myself for an upcoming bill.

    Yesterday my power steering failed suddenly, I topped up the fluid and worked the steering wheel back and forth with the filler cap off to expel any air but it made no difference.

    There's no sign of any leaks so I guess either the rack or the pump has failed. I can't be sure but it seems Audi only sell both parts as one if google is correct (can't find much info out there).

    So I'm preparing myself for a big bill, does anyone have an idea the man hours involved and the price of the parts? My stealership charges 120? an hour and I'm happy to pay that. I appreciate people normally chip in with helpful suggestions on sourcing cheaper parts and indy labour but I'm looking for an idea of dealer prices only.

    Thanks

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    Re: Power Steering

    I've just had a leaking pipe replaced that wasn't showing any signs until the undertrays were taken off for another unrelated job to be carried out. Maybe worth checking these first as there are quite a few of them so could be likely.
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    Re: Power Steering

    The power steering pump is available separately.
    Retail is approx EUR 1.000
    We can supply one at a good discount - will need your VIN to confirm

    Steering gear is approx EUR 1.300 on an exchange basis.
    We can get you a nearly new one at a discount.

    If interested, please email your VIN to us.

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    Thanks, any idea on labour hours?

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    Re: Power Steering

    View this document, It will help you figure out the labor time.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/kqm4o8fhtf...ering.pdf?dl=0
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    I couldn't find anything in that document indicating labour time unfortunately but thanks anyway, it may be useful for other things.

    Anyone else had this job done and can give an idea?

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    Re: Power Steering

    Labour to change the pump is an hour max.

    Even the rack is not ridiculous.

    I assume it is a Gen 1?

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    Re: Power Steering

    Yup, it's a 2008 V8. Thanks for the info. Looks like I got lucky though, I found a receipt from the previous owner showing the rack and pump changed at Audi just 18 months ago so it's covered on warranty, winner!!!!

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