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Audi A4: Stabilizer Bar, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2024 Service Manual / Chassis / Front Suspension / Subframe / 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

  • Nut - Stabilizer Bar to Coupling Rod

Removing

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

- Lower the subframe crossbrace and do not press off the guide link joint pin while doing this. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe Crossbrace, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the left and right nuts -arrows and 3-.

- Remove the left and right clamp -1- and bolt -4-.

- Remove the stabilizer bar -2-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  Note

  • There must be no grease on the stabilizer bar and rubber bushing.
  • If a stud bolt for the clamp has loosened, tighten it all the way.

- Install the threaded connections for the stabilizer bar only until the stop, but do not tighten yet.

  Note

Bonded rubber bushings have a limited range of rotation. Only tighten the threaded connections for the suspension when the vehicle is in curb weight position.

- Lift the wheel bearing in curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Subframe"

Coupling Rod, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

  Caution

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

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Nut - Coupling Rod to Shock Absorber Fork
  • Nut - Stabilizer Bar to Coupling Rod

Removing

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

- Remove the front wheel spoiler. Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Wheel Housing Liner; Front Wheel Housing Liner, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the nuts -1 and 3- and remove the drive axle cover -2-.

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- Remove the nuts -arrows-.

- Remove the bolts -1 and 3- and coupling rod -2-.

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  Note

Push the front wheels in accordingly if required to remove the lower bolt.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

- Install the threaded connections for the components with bonded rubber bushings only until the stop, but do not tighten yet.

  Note

Bonded rubber bushings have a limited range of rotation. Only tighten the threaded connections for the suspension when the vehicle is in curb weight position.

- Lift the wheel bearing in curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Subframe"
  • Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Wheel Housing Liner; Overview - Front Wheel Housing Liner.

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