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Used Audi Power Steering ECUs

All used Audi Power Steering ECUs listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list cheap new OES or aftermarket car parts at discounted prices and used OEM car parts up to 80% cheaper than main dealer prices for Audi from premium breaker yards from across the UK.

About Power Steering ECUs

The power steering ECU (Electronic Control Unit) is a small electronic metal box which is located above the steering column assembly behind the dashboard. It is responsible for determining the amount of power-assist to use and the direction of power-assist when operating a vehicle. It works by assessing signals from the steering torque sensor and the speed of the vehicle through ABS and applying the correct amount of pressure to allow the driver to exert less effort when driving. Should the vehicle not have ABS, the power steering ECU relies on speed signals from the speedometer. This system replaced the original hydraulic system, which was slow and heavy and could cause dragging of the pump on the engine.

During its operation, the ECU controls the motor by rotating the steering gear pinion. Should the ECU become faulty, it will signal its error by communicating with the electronic warning system and a warning light will appear in the vehicle. Upon driving you will most likely experience very heavy steering which will usually be intermittent at first, but if left alone will become a permanent situation so a swift repair is necessary. A full ECU replacement may be required in this circumstance.

Audi trivia

  • The Olympics Committee tried to sue Audi in 1995, claiming that the four rings logo was too similar to the Olympic rings. Audi easily won.
  • In 1971, Audi reached the landmark that all car manufacturers hope to hit sooner rather than later: the production of their millionth car. By 1976, they reached 2 million!
  • The Audi R8 is made very unusually, and only 20 are rolled out of their factory on any given day. That’s because it's considered an honour to work on this model, and only the top 120 Audi employees are qualified enough.
  • If you’ve ever looked at an Audi RS and mistaken it for a Porsche, you haven’t gone mad. The car was actually a collaboration with Porsche, and the RS has the distinctive grille and tailgate of the famous sports car.
  • You might think that crash tests in cars have always been a requirement, but it was Audi that first started doing them. Far from the modern methods used today, Audi engineers simply let their cars roll down hills until they hit something. Spectators used to line up to watch the excitement.