Was hoping if anyone can shed some light on this issue I’m having.
I recently took my 2006 B4 3.0R for a 70k service. It’s a fresh import, only had it for 9 months. The service station does the service, comes back and says a bushing needs to be replaced as does 2x cv boots as they are tearing, no dramas there. They also mention there is a leak in the high pressure power steering hose that needs to be fixed.
I get them to go ahead with the repairs, instead of replacing the leaking hose they send it away to be refurbished, this seemed odd to me. I get the car back and on the drive home notice the steering is jolting away from me around corners and often shuddering. I also note a loud whinging noise coming from the engine any time I turn the steering wheel. These were not issues the car had prior to the repairs.
I immediately took the car back to the station and told the mechanic to look into it again. A week goes by, they say the power steering pump has gone faulty due to the leak, apparently it must have gone dry and caused the pump to fail. Again, this seems odd to me. They send the pump away for refurbishment. I get the car back today and I’m having exactly the same issues. Steering shuddering, very heavy steering wheel when the car is not in motion, nearly like the car doesn’t have power steering and loud whinging noise when the wheel is turned. See the attached video of this:
The service station is saying this is simply air in the steering system and that it will stop over the next few days, I believe this is nonsense as they could have bled the air out of it.
This is driving me a little nuts, the car doesn’t feel overly safe to drive currently. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!