Q: Steering rack problem 2005 Audi A5

asked by on

audi 8k0909144b Steering rack has broken. I've seen a few on eBay which say 8k0909144b and then 8k0909144 and a d at the end is there any difference in the b to the d? Thank you

My car has 40000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there - yes, the "D" unit is an updated steering rack ("F" updated models are already available, so the updates continue). However, remember that this is electrically power-assisted, and there is a software component to the equation. If you understand you will likely need to take your car to Audi for a software upgrade with the "D" unit, it is an acceptable replacement. To avoid this potential problem, stick with an identical "B" suffix steering rack. I would suggest the steering rack replaced by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1,000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Steering rack problem 2005 Audi A5

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: How do I tilt the steering column?

Steering your truck is supposed to be easy and comfortable. If at any point, you are uncomfortable in steering your vehicle, you can adjust the tilt on the steering column. To adjust the tilt. Pull down the lever on...

Q: Have 2011 Chevy Malibu car completely died while at stop sign with foot on brake would not start after that could that be the thro

Hi there. It is possible that the throttle body might be the source of this problem, but also the mass air flow sensor, fuel pump relay or one of multiple ignition system components. The best way to determine what is...

Q: Fornt Upper Control Arm Replacement Price

Hi Bill. I've forwarded your inquiry to our sales and service department. They will be able to outline what the estimate covers so you can make an informed decision as to how to proceed.

Related articles

Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...