Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: General Information


General Information


General Information

Tire Types

For general information on wheel/tire combinations, winter tires, snow chains, and recommended tire manufacturers, refer to →Wheel and Tire Guide; Rep. Gr.44

Drive Axle General Information

Apply a thin coat of assembly paste to the splines on the outer joint before installing the outer joint in the wheel hub. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Do not let the drive axle hang down during assembly work, since the inner joint could be damaged if it is bent too far.

The wheel bearing must not be under load when the drive axle threaded connection on the wheel side is loose.

If the wheel bearings are under the load of the vehicle weight, the wheel bearing will be damaged. This reduces the service life of the wheel bearings. Note the following:

  • Procedure for loosening the threaded connection for the drive axle to the wheel hub. Refer to → Chapter "Drive Axle Threaded Connection, Loosening and Tightening".

Vehicles without a drive axle must not be moved, otherwise the wheel bearing will be damaged. If the vehicle must be moved, be sure to note the following:

- Install an outer joint in place of the drive axle.

- Tighten the outer joint to 200 Nm.


     Safety Precautions

    Safety Precautions when Working on Vehicles with Start/Stop System There is a risk of injury due to the engine starting unexpectedly. The engine can start unexpectedly on vehicles with an activated

     Repair Information

     Shock Absorber Leaks

    Vehicles with Coil Springs Shock absorbers are frequently rejected and replaced because of leaks. Examinations on the test stand and on the vehicle have shown that the replacement of a large number


     Bag Hook, Removing and Installing

    Removing, Sedan - Remove the bolts -arrows-, and remove the hook -1-. Removing, Avant - Push the bag hook -1- into the bag hook mount in the direction of -arrow A-. - At the same time, turn the bag hook all the way counter-clockwise in the direction of -arrow B- and remove it. &

     Overview - Steering Column

    1 - Bolt 20 Nm + 90º Replace after removing Clean the threaded hole, for example, using a thread tap, before installing the new bolt. Install the bolt first by hand in the first threads. Check if the steering intermediate shaft is seated correctly by pulling. Then tighten the bol

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