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Audi A4: Overview - Steering Gear

Overview - Steering Gear

Overview - Steering Gear

1 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing
  • Tightening specification -Item 2-

2 - Subframe Crossbrace

  • Overview. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Subframe".

3 - Steering Gear with Tie Rods

  • With integrated Power Steering Control Module -J500-
  • the Power Steering Control Module -J500- cannot be replaced separately
  • Replace the steering gear if faulty
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Gear, Removing and Installing".
  • Servicing. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Gear, Tie Rods".

4 - Subframe

  • Overview. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Subframe".

5 - Steering Intermediate Shaft

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

6 - Wheel Bearing Housing

  • Overview. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Wheel Bearing".

7 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification -Item 1-

8 - Nut

  • 140 Nm
  • Replace after removing
  • Remove the adhesive residue from the pin threads after removing

Overview - Steering Gear, Tie Rods

Overview - Steering Gear, Tie Rods

1 - Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Do not open the new clamp
  • Tensioning.

2 - Tie Rod

  • 140 Nm
  • Grease the joint with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod, Removing and Installing".

3 - Steering Gear

  • Grease the steering rack with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Gear, Removing and Installing".

4 - Tie Rod End

  • Check dust cap for damage and correct seating.
  • Check dimension. Refer to → Fig. "Tie Rod End Check Dimension"
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod End, Removing and Installing".

5 - Nut

  • 80 Nm
  • When loosening and tightening, counterhold at the tie rod end

6 - Spring Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Spring clamp, installing.

7 - Boot

  • Check for damage
  • Replace after removing
  • Must not be twisted when toe is being adjusted
  • Grease the sealing locations with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Boot, Removing and Installing".

8 - Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Do not open the new clamp
  • Tensioning. Refer to → Fig. "Tighten the Inner Clamp using the Locking Pliers -VAS6199-".

9 - Tie Rod

  • 140 Nm
  • Grease the joint with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod, Removing and Installing".

10 - Tie Rod End

  • Check dust cap for damage and correct seating.
  • Check dimension. Refer to → Fig. "Tie Rod End Check Dimension"
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod End, Removing and Installing".

11 - Nut

  • 80 Nm
  • When loosening and tightening, counterhold at the tie rod end

12 - Spring Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Spring clamp, installing. Refer to → Fig. "Outer Boot Installation Position".

13 - Boot

  • Check for damage
  • Replace after removing
  • Must not be twisted when toe is being adjusted
  • Grease the sealing locations with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Outer Boot Installation Position".
  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Boot, Removing and Installing".

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