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: Friction when turning steering wheel

12-29-2010, 06:28 PM
2001 a4 1.8T

When I make sharp turns at low speeds (parking garage at work requires this as I go round and round), I feel friction as if there is some kind of rubbing/chafing going on that also causes some noise. Any thoughts re what this is and what I can do about it? Thanks

01-07-2011, 02:10 PM
It could possibly be you power steering pump sometimes the shaft inside gets bent and causes it to rub and can also make a sort of chirping noise or check the steering rack so see if its bent at all hope this helps

01-09-2011, 11:26 AM
Sounds like the belt could be slipping might need changing. Also check your PAS fluid level