Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Overview - Steering Column

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 bolt.

2 - Steering Intermediate Shaft

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Intermediate Shaft, Removing and Installing".

3 - Instrument Panel Central Tube

4 - Bolt

  • 4.5 Nm

5 - Electronic Steering Column Lock Control Module -J764-

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Electronic Steering Column Lock Control Module -J764-, Removing and Installing".

6 - Steering Column

  • There are different versions. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Column, Removing and Installing".
  • Check for damage. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Column, Checking for Damage".
  • Disconnect from the active steering actuator. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Column, Disconnecting from Active Steering Actuator"

7 - Anti-Theft Protection Component Lower Section

  • Equipment version with manual transmission

8 - Bolt

  • Quantity: 4
  • Tightening specification and sequence. Refer to → Fig. "Steering Column - Tightening Specification and Sequence".

9 - Anti-Theft Protection Component Upper Section

  • Equipment version with manual transmission

10 - Handle

  • for the steering column adjustment

11 - Bolt

  • 5 Nm

12 - Active Steering Actuator

  • Disconnecting the steering column from the active steering actuator. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Column, Disconnecting from Active Steering Actuator"

13 - Active Steering Safety Lock Actuator -F437-

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Active Steering Safety Lock (Locking Solenoid), Removing and Installing"

14 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification and sequence. Refer to → Fig. "Active Steering Safety Lock (locking solenoid) - Tightening Specification and Sequence".

15 - Damper

  • Replace after removing

16 - Pin

  • Replace after removing
  • Tightening specification and sequence. Refer to → Fig. "Steering Column and Active Steering Actuator - Tightening Specification and Sequence".

17 - 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 the if the steering intermediate shaft is seated correctly by pulling. Then tighten the bolt.

18 - Nut

  • 4.5 Nm

Steering Column - Tightening Specification and Sequence

- Tighten the bolts in the steps shown in the sequence:

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Steering Column - Tightening Specification and Sequence

Steering Column and Active Steering Actuator - Tightening Specification and Sequence

- Tighten the pins to 9 Nm in the sequence -1 to 4-.

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Active Steering Safety Lock (locking solenoid) - Tightening Specification and Sequence

- Tighten the bolts in steps:

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Active Steering Safety Lock (locking solenoid) - Tightening Specification and Sequence

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