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Offline joffangti

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #20 on: 18 February 2006, 12:07 »
My GTI is booked in for a replacement rack on the 1st of March.
See what happens,let you know. :smiley:
05 3 dr Golf Mk 5 GTI,Tornado Red.

Offline Eric Shun

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #21 on: 23 February 2006, 16:26 »
Dealers are getting technical bulletins now.

My car was in Spirit VW today.  They confirm a steering rack fix is now available.  Apparently there is a HUGE back order though.

I guess I'll have to wait another month or so.
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Offline VWmaindealer

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #22 on: 24 February 2006, 00:15 »
We've already fitted a cople of replacement "fixed racks".  So far so good. I've spoken to both customers concerned and all is well.!  Sadly, many more customers than even realise it are concerned!.
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Offline joffangti

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #23 on: 01 March 2006, 19:27 »
Steering Rack was replaced today.
Problem now gone,no creaking! :smiley:
The only bad point-I had a Beetle Cabrio whilst it was in!
05 3 dr Golf Mk 5 GTI,Tornado Red.

Offline >>Mart<<

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #24 on: 02 March 2006, 19:59 »
on the g/fs mk5 i have noticed the steering getting heavy there is no noises yet could this be the rack is on its way out
i first though it was her tyre pressure was a bit low or even cause sh has 18" wheels on it but all was fine when we put the wheels on 12 month ago

Offline davyk31

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #25 on: 13 March 2006, 08:49 »
I was supposed to getting a new rack at the end of last week but they phoned to say the racks are on back order and might be now the end of March. Hopefully it will happen then!
Mk 7.5 GTi Indium Grey with 19" Brescias

Offline Newton

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #26 on: 25 April 2006, 21:41 »
I have just bought my 2nd hand golf, 7mths old, 5K miles and it made the noise you described on the test-drive, the chap who I bought it from also said it was a common problem.

Does anyone know when the fix from VW is due?

Thanks

Offline davyk31

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #27 on: 26 April 2006, 21:10 »
The new racks are readily available now, I had mine fitted about 2 weeks ago and all is fine now.
Mk 7.5 GTi Indium Grey with 19" Brescias

Offline Matt555

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #28 on: 01 May 2006, 10:35 »
I had similar problems with both my Civic Type R and Civic Sport a couple of years back, i can't help but think we'd be much better off if they ditched these cheap crappo modern steering systems...   :huh:

Offline Eric Shun

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Re: STEERING RACK ISSUE
« Reply #29 on: 04 May 2006, 12:34 »
I had a new steering rack fitted a couple of weeks ago.

Everything OK now.


Getting 340 miles to the tank.

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