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Audi A4: Clamp on Triple Roller Joint and Outer Joint, Tensioning

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2023 Service Manual / Chassis / Front Suspension / Drive Axle / Clamp on Triple Roller Joint and Outer Joint, Tensioning


Depending on the version of the clamp, use the following tools:

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Clamping Pliers -VAG1682A-
  • Locking Pliers -VAS6199-

Tension the Stainless Steel Clamp using the -VAG1682A-.

- Attach the -VAG1682- as shown.

  • The jaws on the pliers must be centered -arrow- on the clamp -2-.



  • The spindle threads must turn easily. If necessary, coat with MoS2 lubricating grease.
  • If difficult to tighten, for example because of dirty threads, the proper clamping force of the clamping sleeve will not be reached even when tightened to the specification.

- Tension the clamp by turning the spindle -1- with the torque wrench. Do not tilt the clamping pliers during this.

  • Tightening specification: 20 Nm.

Tension the Clamp with Retaining Tabs using the -VAS6199-.


To better position the internal multi-point bolts when installing the drive axle, the clamp crimping ear -2- must be between the joint connecting flanges -1-.

- Engage the clamp at the first catch by hand.


- Close the clamp using the -VAS6199--2-.



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