Stearing rack broken and stuck

matask

New Member
hello,

so was having issues with rack leaking fluid before few tens of thousand kilometers, then power steering pump died replaced it with used one.
this winter on cold weather -20 and more got it situation that a2 while driving straight car turns left with the force that it requires muscles to keep it going straight then it stuck on turn to any side and you have to restart engine to be able to turn
somehow returned to safe place to check what the heck is going on, and realized that car only turns to right, it does not turns to left
you can turn steering wheel to right it stops on full steer and it's possible to return straight with 4-5 full turns with big force with crack sounds, and there is no finish in turning left did like 10 turns of steering wheel and stopped not to brake wires under wheel.

just to know that car is made on 2000 and has almost 400 000 kilometers on clock

got the car in garage in jacks and taken off steering rack for inspection and what i found that it's too loose
did some pictures
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ordered new steering rack that fits skoda vw seat etc. it does not looks exactly same as it has different pipes of fluid but it will fit on a2
my a2
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OE ode of a2 steering rack
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useful resources helped researching

OE codes:
5Z1423055, 5Z1423061C, 5Z1423055C, 6Q1423051AS, 6Q1423051M, 6Q1423055BF, 6Q1423061G, 6Q1423061T, 6Q1423062BX, 6Q1423062JV, 6Q1423061KX, 6Q1423070X, 8Z1423055N, 8Z1423055S, 023-0080--001, 8Z1423052EX, 8Z1423052CV, 023-0080-053-001, 8Z1423052X, 8Z1423055J, 5Z1423055B, 6Q1423051BH, 6Q1423051S, 6Q1423055G, 6Q1423061K, 6Q1423062B, 6Q1423062G, 6Q1423062JX, 6Q1423061J, 8Z1423052E, 8Z1423052AC, 8Z1423052NX, 8Z1423052JX, 8Z1423052EV, 8Z1423055B, 8Z1423052V, 8Z1423055F, 6Q1423051AQ, 6Q1423051BQ, 6Q1423055AP, 6Q1423055T, 6Q1423062BV, 6Q1423062J, 8Z1423052J, 8Z1423052L, 8Z1423052CX, 8Z1423052NV, 8Z1423052JV, 8Z1423052, 8Z1423055L, 8Z1423055E, 5Z1423055, 5Z1423061C, 5Z1423055C, 6Q1423051AS, 6Q1423051M, 6Q1423055BF, 6Q1423061G, 6Q1423061T, 6Q1423062BX, 6Q1423062JV, 6Q1423061KX, 6Q1423070X, 8Z1423055N, 8Z1423055S, 023-0080--001, 8Z1423052EX, 8Z1423052CV, 023-0080-053-001, 8Z1423052X, 8Z1423055J, 5Z1423055B, 6Q1423051BH, 6Q1423051S, 6Q1423055G, 6Q1423061K, 6Q1423062B, 6Q1423062G, 6Q1423062JX, 6Q1423061J, 8Z1423052E, 8Z1423052AC, 8Z1423052NX, 8Z1423052JX, 8Z1423052EV, 8Z1423055B, 8Z1423052V, 8Z1423055F, 6Q1423051AQ, 6Q1423051BQ, 6Q1423055AP, 6Q1423055T, 6Q1423062BV, 6Q1423062J, 8Z1423052J, 8Z1423052L, 8Z1423052CX, 8Z1423052NV, 8Z1423052JV, 8Z1423052, 8Z1423055L, 8Z1423055E, 8Z1423061E, 8Z1423061L,
 
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matask

New Member
Ok, received Skoda rack(SE9010 GENERAL RICAMBI), that is TRW restored rack(023-0080-050-001) and my sensor from Audi does not fit there.
A2 uses single sensor
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OE codes of singe sensor
Code:
6Q1 423 291, 6Q1 423 291 AX, 6Q1 423 291 D, 6Q1 423 291 DX, 6Q1423291, 6Q1423291AX, 6Q1423291D, 6Q1423291DX
and there are other ones that uses double sensor
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OE codes of double sensor
Code:
6Q0 423 445, 6Q1 423 291F, 6Q0423445, 6Q1423291F
searching to get sensor that will fit rack and will re-calibrate it to work via VAG-COM
researching that there are same sensor on some Opel cars.
and also checking to replaces that thing on shaft to use audi sensor

Rack codes fit bolt on A2 for Left hand drive cars
Code:
DSR2600L    REMY
12-0591    ELSTOCK
66.1189    LAUBER
JRP864    TRW
8510 29435    TRISCAN
7006155    SASIC
K S01 900 032    BOSCH
AU9024    GENERAL RICAMBI
01.05.2003    LIZARTE
 
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VAG fool

Member
I have owned cars where the steering went very stiff and "notchy" like your car, the problem was failure of the universal joint connecting the steering column to the rack.
 

matask

New Member
I have owned cars where the steering went very stiff and "notchy" like your car, the problem was failure of the universal joint connecting the steering column to the rack.
yeah i don't found any problems there, the rack is the problem
 

matask

New Member
ok so the steering works, but dash is full of lights ABS ESP SRS
looks like my airbag spring is broken 1j0 959 654 ac
checked catalogs this one is nothing special huge list with models where it was:
OE codes:
Code:
1J0 959 654 BK, 1J0959654AC, 1J0959654AG, 1J0959654AP, 1J0959654BK
Cars it was:
Code:
 Make of car, model, type
AUDI A2 (8Z0)
AUDI A3 (8L1)
AUDI A4 (8D2, B5)
AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5)
AUDI A6 (4B2, C5)
AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5)
AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8)
AUDI TT (8N3)
AUDI TT Roadster (8N9)
SEAT
SEAT ALHAMBRA (7V8, 7V9)
SEAT LEON (1M1)
SEAT TOLEDO II (1M2)
SKODA
SKODA FABIA I (6Y2)
SKODA FABIA I Combi (6Y5)
SKODA FABIA I Praktik (6Y5)
SKODA FABIA I Saloon (6Y3)
SKODA OCTAVIA I (1U2)
SKODA OCTAVIA I Combi (1U5)
SKODA SUPERB I (3U4)
VW
VW BORA (1J2)
VW BORA Variant (1J6)
VW FOX Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4)
VW FOX Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4)
VW FOX Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4)
VW FOX Hatchback (5Z1, 5Z3, 5Z4)
VW GOLF IV (1J1)
VW GOLF IV Variant (1J5)
VW NEW BEETLE (9C1, 1C1)
VW NEW BEETLE Convertible (1Y7)
VW PASSAT (3B2)
VW PASSAT Variant (3B5)
VW PASSAT Variant (3B6)
VW SHARAN (7M8, 7M9, 7M6)
 

matask

New Member
ok, so got the spring of a4 that is same as mine

now working with vag-com to fix all errors
first one is G85
00778 - Steering Angle Sensor (G85): No or Incorrect Basic Setting / Adaptation
Possible Causes
  • Steering Angle Sensor (G85) Basic Setting lost
Possible Solutions

  • Perform Steering Angle Sensor (G85) Basic Setting

seems that forgot to connect the wires from steering wheel airbag to spring. will have to check that
 

Ami

A2OC Donor
Good luck setting the Steering Angle Sensor, brings back expensive memories, Paid £380 at Audi main dealer to set.
 

matask

New Member
ok so the fixing is done.

had to find vag-com to be full version working to Perform Steering Angle Sensor (G85) Basic Setting

that's done cluster has no lights on
 
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