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Audi A4: Overview - Suspension Strut and Upper Control Arm

Overview - Suspension Strut and Upper Control Arm

Overview - Suspension Strut and Upper Control Arm

1 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

2 - Control Arm

3 - Shock Absorber Fork

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

4 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

5 - Nut

  • 40 Nm
  • Replace after removing

6 - Suspension Strut

  • Overview. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Suspension Strut Coil Spring".

7 - Suspension Strut Tower

8 - Bolt

  • 20 Nm + 90º
  • Replace after removing

9 - Front Upper Control Arm

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

10 - Bolts

  • 50 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".

11 - Rear Upper Control Arm

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

12 - Bonded Rubber Bushing

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

13 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

14 - Nut

  • 40 Nm
  • Replace after removing

15 - Wheel Bearing Housing

16 - Bonded Rubber Bushing

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

17 - Nut

  • Tightening specification -Item 16-

Overview - Suspension Strut Coil Spring

Overview - Suspension Strut Coil Spring

1 - Protective Cover

2 - Stop Buffer

3 - Coil Spring

4 - Spring Support

5 - Strut Mount

  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Suspension Strut Coil Spring Installation Position".

6 - Nut

  • 50 Nm
  • Replace after removing

7 - Cap

  • Can only be installed in one position

8 - Cap

  • Equipped on some models

9 - Protective Cap

10 - Spring Washer

11 - Lower Spring Plate

12 - Shock Absorber

  • Because of different shock absorber valve systems, only install new shock absorbers from the same manufacturer on both axles, if possible.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Suspension Strut, Servicing".

Suspension Strut Coil Spring Installation Position

  • The strut mount positioning pin -1- must engage in the hole -2- in the suspension strut tower -arrow-.

A40-10509

Overview - Tower Brace

Overview - Tower Brace

1 - Right Suspension Strut Tower

2 - Bolt

  • 20 Nm

3 - Right Tower Brace

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tower Brace, Removing and Installing".

4 - Sealing Piece

5 - Nut

q  20 Nm

6 - Bulkhead

7 - Left Tower Brace

8 - Sealing Piece

9 - Bolt

  • 20 Nm

10 - Left Suspension Strut Tower

11 - Nut

  • 20 Nm

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