Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Exhaust System, Emissions Controls

Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers

Overview - Muffler

Overview - Muffler, FWD Vehicle

Overview - Muffler, FWD Vehicle

1 - Retaining Loop

  • Replace if damaged
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

2 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

3 - Bracket

4 - Center Muffler

  • Original equipment as one unit with the rear muffler. If a repair is required replace each separately
  • Separating point. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers, Disconnecting".
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

5 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

6 - Bracket

7 - Retaining Loop

  • Replace if damaged
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

8 - Front Muffler

  • With a coupling

  Caution

Risk of damaging the coupling.

  • Coupling must not be bent more than 10º.
  • Do not load the coupling on the cable.
  • Do not damage the wire mesh on the coupling.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Front Muffler, Removing and Installing".
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

9 - Seal

  • Replace after removing

10 - Nut

  • 23 Nm

11 - Mount

  • Equipped on some models
  • Replace if damaged
  • Check the pretension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

12 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

13 - Front Clamping Sleeve

  • Before tightening, align the exhaust system without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Front Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position".
  • Tighten the threaded connections equally to 23 Nm.

14 - Retaining Loop

  • Replace if damaged
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

15 - Bracket

16 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

17 - Rear Muffler

  • Original equipment one unit with the center muffler. If a repair is required replace each separately
  • Separating point. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers, Disconnecting".
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

18 - Rear Clamping Sleeve

  • Before tightening, align the exhaust system without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Rear Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position".
  • Tighten the threaded connections equally to 23 Nm.

Individual Mounting Components for Front Muffler

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1 - Spacer Sleeve

2 - Pressure Spring

3 - Washer

4 - Bolt - 23 Nm

5 - Bolt - 23 Nm

6 - Spacer Sleeve

7 - Buffer

8 - Tab

9 - Spacer Sleeve

Front Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position

- Install the clamping sleeve in the position shown.

  • Angle -α- = approximately 20º.
  • The threaded connections are to the right.
  • Nuts downward.

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Rear Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position

- Install the clamping sleeve in the position shown.

  • Threaded connections are to the left.
  • Nuts downward.
  • Bolt ends must not protrude over the lower edge of the clamping sleeve.

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Overview - Muffler, AWD Vehicles

Overview - Muffler, AWD Vehicles

1 - Center Muffler

  • Original equipment as one unit with rear mufflers. If a repair is required replace each separately
  • Separating point. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers, Disconnecting".
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

2 - Retaining Loop

  • Replace if damaged
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

3 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

4 - Bracket

5 - Front Muffler

  • With a coupling

  Caution

Risk of damaging the coupling.

  • Coupling must not be bent more than 10º.
  • Do not load the coupling on the cable.
  • Do not damage the wire mesh on the coupling.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Front Muffler, Removing and Installing".
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

6 - Seal

  • Replace after removing

7 - Nut

  • 23 Nm

8 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

9 - Mount

  • Replace if damaged
  • Check the pretension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

10 - Front Clamping Sleeve

  • Before tightening, align the exhaust system without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Front Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position".
  • Tighten the threaded connections equally to 23 Nm.

11 - Rear Muffler

  • Original equipment one unit with the center muffler. If a repair is required replace each separately
  • Separating point. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers, Disconnecting".
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

12 - Mount

  • Replace if damaged
  • Check the pretension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

13 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

14 - Rear Clamping Sleeve

  • Before tightening, align the exhaust system without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Rear Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position".
  • Tighten the threaded connections equally to 23 Nm.

15 - Bracket

16 - Bolt

  • 23 Nm

17 - Retaining Loop

  • Replace if damaged
  • Exhaust system, installing without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers, Disconnecting

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Chain Pipe Cutter -VAS6254-
  • A separating point has been provided in the connecting pipe for individual replacement of the center or rear muffler.
  • The separating point is marked by an indentation around the circumference of the exhaust pipe.

Procedure

- Separate the exhaust pipes at a right angle at the notch -arrow- using a -VAS6254-.

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- When installing, position the clamping sleeves -arrows- on the center of the separation cut.

- Install the clamping sleeves. Refer to → Fig. "Rear Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position".

- Install the exhaust system without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

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Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Muffler"

Front Muffler, Removing and Installing

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Seal - Front Muffler

Removing

- Remove the engine cover. Refer to → Servicing - 4-Cylinder 2.0L 4V TFSI Engine; Rep. Gr.10; Engine Cover; Engine Cover, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the nuts -1- from the front muffler accessible from the top.

- Remove the rear noise insulation. Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Noise Insulation; Overview - Noise Insulation.

- Remove the nut -2- and bolt -3- for the front muffler.

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- Remove the front muffler bolts -arrows-.

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- Loosen the clamping sleeve -arrows- and push toward the rear.

  Caution

Risk of damaging the coupling.

  • Coupling must not be bent more than 10º.
  • Do not load the coupling on the cable.
  • Do not damage the wire mesh on the coupling.

- Remove the front muffler.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  Note

Replace seals and self-locking nuts after disassembly.

- Install the exhaust system without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

- Install the engine cover. Refer to → Servicing - 4-Cylinder 2.0L 4V TFSI Engine; Rep. Gr.10; Engine Cover; Engine Cover, Removing and Installing.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Muffler"
  • Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Noise Insulation; Overview - Noise Insulation.

Muffler, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Equipped on some models: remove the left and right diagonal brace. Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Underbody Trim Panel; Underbody Trim Panels, Removing and Installing.

- Loosen the clamping sleeve -arrows- and push toward the rear.

  Caution

Risk of damaging the couplings in the front muffler.

Do not bend couplings in front muffler more than 10º.

- Slightly lower the front muffler and remove the clamping sleeve.

- Tie up the front muffler.

FWD Vehicle

  WARNING

Risk of accident due to the weight of the muffler.

A second technician is needed to remove the rear muffler.

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- Disengage the mounting -4- from the exhaust system.

- Remove the bolts -1 and 3- and remove the muffler -2-.

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AWD Vehicles

  WARNING

Risk of accident due to the weight of the muffler.

A second technician is needed to remove the rear muffler.

- Disengage the mounting -2 and 4- from the exhaust system.

- Remove the bolts -3- and remove the muffler -1-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Install the exhaust system without tension. Refer to → Chapter "Exhaust System, Installing without Tension".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Muffler"
  • Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Underbody Trim Panel; Component Location Overview - Trim Panels.

Exhaust System, Installing without Tension

Procedure

  • Align the exhaust system when cold.

- Loosen the front clamping sleeve -arrows-.

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- Push the exhaust system far enough forward -arrow- until the pretension on the retaining loop -1- at the exhaust pipe is -a- = 6 to 10 mm.

- Position the front clamping sleeve (refer to → Fig. "Front Clamping Sleeve - Installation Position") and tighten the threaded connections evenly.

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- Check the distance of left and right tail pipes to bumper:

  • Dimension -x- left = dimension -x- right.

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Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Muffler"

Exhaust System, Checking for Leaks

All procedures are described under: → Servicing - 4-Cylinder 2.0L 4V TFSI Engine; Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers; Exhaust System, Checking for Leaks.

Emissions Control System

All procedures and components are described under: → Servicing - 4-Cylinder 2.0L 4V TFSI Engine; Rep. Gr.26; Emissions Control System.

Special Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Chain Pipe Cutter -VAS6254-

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Ignition/Glow Plug System

Ignition System

All procedures and components are described under: → Servicing - 4-Cylinder 2.0L 4V TFSI Engine; Rep. Gr.28; Ignition System.

Revision History

DRUCK NUMBER: A005A013621

Revision History

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