Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Disposal

Front Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Venting and Draining

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Hand drill
  • 3 mm diameter drill bit.
  • 6 mm diameter drill bit
  • Oil collecting container
  • Protective eyewear

Procedure

- Secure the gas-filled shock absorber vertically in a vise with the piston rod facing down.

  WARNING

Risk of eye injury.

Wear protective eyewear!

- Drill a 3 mm hole -A- through the shock absorber outer tube.

  Note

Gas escapes when drilling.

- Continue drilling until the tube inside is drilled through (approximately 25 mm deep).

- Drill a second 6 mm hole -B- through the outer and inner shock absorber tubes.

- Hold the shock absorber over an appropriate container for catching oil and move the piston rod repeatedly through the entire stroke until no more oil flows out.

A00-10188

Rear Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Venting and Draining

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Hand drill
  • 3 mm diameter drill bit.
  • 6 mm diameter drill bit
  • Oil collecting container
  • Protective eyewear

Procedure

- Secure the gas-filled shock absorber vertically in a vise with the piston rod facing down.

  WARNING

Risk of eye injury.

Wear protective eyewear!

- Drill a 3 mm hole -A- through the shock absorber outer tube.

  Note

Gas escapes when drilling.

- Continue drilling until the tube inside is drilled through (approximately 25 mm deep).

- Drill a second 6 mm hole -B- through the outer and inner shock absorber tubes.

- Hold the shock absorber over an appropriate container for catching oil and move the piston rod repeatedly through the entire stroke until no more oil flows out.

A00-10187

Special Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Tensioning Strap -T10038-

W00-11193

  • Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149-

W00-11475

  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-

W00-11607

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