Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Overview - Suspension Strut, Shock Absorber, Spring

Overview - Spring

Overview - Spring

1 - Rear Lower Transverse Link

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lower Transverse Link, Removing and Installing".

2 - Coil Spring

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Spring, Removing and Installing".
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Coil Spring and Spring Plate Installation Position".

3 - Upper Spring Support

  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Coil Spring and Spring Plate Installation Position".

4 - Lower Spring Support

  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Coil Spring and Spring Plate Installation Position".

Coil Spring and Spring Plate Installation Position

  • The end of the spring -1- must be positioned to the stop on the spring plates -2--arrow-.
  • The positioning pins of the spring plate must engage at the top in the holes in the body -3- and at the bottom in the holes in the rear transverse link -4- as shown.

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Overview - Shock Absorber

Overview - Shock Absorber

1 - 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".

2 - Rear Lower Transverse Link

3 - Shock Absorber

  • There are different versions. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Shock Absorber, Removing and Installing".
  • Vent and discharge faulty shock absorbers before disposal. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Gas-Filled Shock Absorbers, Venting and Draining"
  • Shock absorber, checking. Refer to → Chapter "Shock Absorbers, Checking when Removed".
  • For equipment versions with electronic damping: "Adapt new control position" using the Vehicle Diagnostic Tester after replacing.

4 - Cover

  • For equipment with electronic damping: with wire retainer

5 - Shock Absorber Mount

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Fig. "Shock Absorber Mount, Removing and Installing".

6 - Bolt

  • 50 Nm + 90º
  • Replace after removing

7 - Additional Spring

8 - Protective Cover

  • Installed in the groove on the additional spring

9 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

Shock Absorber Mount, Removing and Installing

  • Shock absorber is removed.

Equipment Versions with Electronic Damping:

- Free up the wire on the cover.

- Unlock the contacts and remove the connector housing from the wire. Refer to → Electrical Equipment General Information; Rep. Gr.97; Unlocking and Disassembling from Connector Housings.

- Remove the wiring guide from the nut.

Continuation for All Versions

- Arrange the special tools as shown.

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1 - Shock Absorber Set - Socket -T10001/1-

2 - Torque Wrench 1332 Insert - Ring Wrench - 21mm -VAG1332/7-

3 - 8 mm Counterhold-T40279-

4 - Wire

5 - Wrench

6 - Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

7 - Shock Absorber Mount

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Shock Absorber"

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     Spring, Removing and Installing

    Special tools and workshop equipment required Pneumatic/Hydraulic Foot Pump -VAS6179- Spring Tensioning System -VAS6274- Spring Tensioning System - Spindle -VAS6274/3- Spring Tensioning System -

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     Additional Safety Precautions for Airbag Control Module

      WARNING After every removal and installation of the Airbag Control Module -J234-, the "inertial sensor basic setting" must be performed. If the Airbag Control Module -J234- is replaced with a new part, the basic setting is performed when implementing the "15 - Replace airbag control

     Mechatronic

    Overview - Mechatronic 1 - Transmission Fluid Pan Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Transmission Fluid Pan, Removing and Installing". Aluminum or plastic 2 - Bolt Tightening specification and sequence. Refer to → Fig. "Transmission Fluid Pan - Tig

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