Please HELP! - adjustable steering column issue on 1997 Audi A8 Quattro

Hello My adjustable steering column will go up and down but will not got forward and back...(telescope) can anyone help with this? thanks

by in Columbus, OH on October 24, 2009
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3 answers
ANSWER by , June 05, 2010
the motor is probably dead.
ANSWER by , October 24, 2009
On a Lexus this problem would require dis assembly of the steering column to replace the control mechanism. Try removing the steering column trim panels see if anything is obvious or if you can hear anything try to operate as you work the tilt/telescoping mechanism. If it is something you think you may try to fix yourself there is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You get a one year subscription to year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual.
ANSWER by , November 05, 2009
easy as power and ground. get to the motor under the column and test power and ground at the larger of the wires going to the motor. there may be smaller wires for position sensing. if power and ground are ok, the motor is bad. if not, you will need a wiring diagram.