Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Tie Rod, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-

  Caution

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

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Bolt - Tie Rod to Subframe
  • Bolt - Tie Rod to Wheel Bearing Housing

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 rear wheel. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

- Turn the wheel hub, until a wheel bolt hole is at the top.

- Install the -T10149- with a wheel bolt -2- on the wheel hub.

  Note

Ignore item -1-.

- Slightly lift the wheel bearing housing using the -T10149- with the -VAS6931- this allows the threaded connections to easily separate.

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  WARNING

Risk of accident!

  • Do not lift or lower the vehicle when the -VAS6931- is under the vehicle.
  • Do not leave the -VAS6931- under the vehicle any longer than necessary.

- Remove the bolt -1- and disconnect the threaded connection -3- and remove the tie rod -2-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal and note the following:

  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Transverse Link and Tie Rod Installation Position".

- Install the threaded connections up to 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".

  • Overview table for when an axle alignment is needed. Refer to → Chapter "Need for Axle Alignment, Evaluating".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Transverse Link"

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