Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Overview - Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint

Overview - Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint

1 - Wheel Bearing Housing Side Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm Ball Bearing, Replacing, Wheel Bearing Housing Side".

2 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

3 - Subframe Side Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm Bearing, Replacing, Subframe Side".

4 - Control Arm

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm, Removing and Installing".

5 - Shock Absorber Fork

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Shock Absorber Fork, Removing and Installing".

6 - Nut

  • 70 Nm + 180º
  • Replace after removing
  • Tighten in the curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

7 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

8 - Subframe

9 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

10 - Nut

  • 70 Nm + 180º
  • Replace after removing
  • Tighten in the curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

11 - Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Guide Link Bonded Rubber Bushing, Removing and Installing".

12 - Guide Link

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Guide Link, Removing and Installing".

13 - Wheel Bearing Housing

14 - Nut

  • 140 Nm
  • Replace after removing
  • If reusing the guide link, clean the pin threads of the remaining locking compound residue

15 - Bolt

  • 40 Nm
  • Replace after removing

16 - Nut

  • 90 Nm + 90º
  • Replace after removing
  • Tighten in the curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

17 - Ball Joint

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Ball Joint, Removing and Installing".
  • Contact Surfaces, Inserting in Wheel Bearing Housing.

18 - Nut

  • 140 Nm
  • Replace after removing
  • If reusing the ball joint, clean the pin threads from of remaining locking compound residue

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