Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Stabilizer Bar

Overview - Stabilizer Bar

Overview - Stabilizer Bar

1 - Bolt

  • 25 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".
  • Tighten alternating in stages

2 - Clamp

3 - Stabilizer Bar

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Stabilizer Bar, Removing and Installing".
  • Do not separate the bonded rubber bushing from the stabilizer bar

4 - Subframe

5 - Nut

  • Replace after removing

6 - Front Upper Transverse Link

7 - Bolt

  • 40 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".

8 - Coupling Rod

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Coupling Rod, Removing and Installing".

9 - Bolt

  • 40 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".

10 - Nut

  • Replace after removing

Stabilizer Bar, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Bolt/Nut - Coupling Rod to Stabilizer Bar
  • Bolt - Stabilizer Bar Clamp to Subframe

Removing

- Before starting the procedure, determine the curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

- Equipped on some models: Remove the right diagonal brace. Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Underbody Trim Panel; Diagonal Braces, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the left and right bolts -arrows-.

- Disconnect the left and right threaded connection -1- and remove the stabilizer bar -2-.

A42-10828

  Note

The installation position is shown for the AWD equipment version.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Stabilizer Bar"
  • Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Underbody Trim Panel; Overview - Underbody Trim Panels.

Coupling Rod, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

  Caution

This procedure contains mandatory replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Bolt/Nut - Coupling Rod to Front Upper Transverse Link
  • Bolt/Nut - Coupling Rod to Stabilizer Bar

Removing

- Before starting the procedure, determine the curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

- Disconnect the connectors -1 and 3- and remove the coupling rod -2-.

A42-10623

  Note

The installation position is shown for the AWD equipment version.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Stabilizer Bar"

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     Overview - Transverse Link

    Upper Transverse Link 1 - Wheel Bearing Housing 2 - Bolt 70 Nm + 180º Replace after removing 3 - Front Upper Transverse Link Removing and installing. Refer to

     Upper Transverse Link, Removing and Installing

    Front Upper Transverse Link, Removing and Installing Special tools and workshop equipment required Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-   Caution This procedure contains mandatory replaceab

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     Special Tools

    Special tools and workshop equipment required Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- Hydraulic Press - Bushing Assembly Tool Kit -T10230- Gearbox Support -T40173- Puller - Differential Bearing -T40032- Rear Bushing Tool -T40033- Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1

     Overview - Drive Axle

    1 - Clamp Replace after removing Tensioning. Refer to → Chapter "Clamp on Triple Roller Joint and Outer Joint, Tensioning". 2 - CV Boot If the drive axle has a peened triple roller joint, then the triple roller joint has an adapter installed The CV boot must fit

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