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Audi A4: Upper Transverse Link, Removing and Installing

Audi A4 (B9) 2016-2024 Service Manual / Chassis / Rear Suspension / Control Arm, Tie Rod / 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 replaceable parts. Refer to component overview and parts catalog prior to starting procedure.

Mandatory Replacement Parts

  • Bolt - Front Upper Transverse Link to Subframe
  • Bolt - Front Upper Transverse Link 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".

- FWD equipment version: Lower the subframe and do not remove the brake caliper and shock absorber while doing so. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe, Removing and Installing".

- AWD equipment version: Remove the subframe. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe, Removing and Installing".

- Disconnect the threaded connections -2, 4 and 5-.

- Remove the bolt -1- and remove the upper transverse link -3-.

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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.

- Install the subframe. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe, Removing and Installing".

  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".
  • Adjust the headlamps. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Headlamps; Headlamps, Adjusting.
  • Driver assistance systems front camera, calibrating. Refer to → Chapter "Driver Assistance Systems Front Camera, Calibrating".

Tightening Specifications

  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Transverse Link"
  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Stabilizer Bar"
  • Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Rear Level Control System Sensor"

Rear Upper Transverse Link, 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

  • Bolt - Rear Upper Transverse Link to Subframe
  • Bolt - Rear Upper Transverse Link 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".

- FWD equipment version: Lower the subframe and do not remove the brake caliper and shock absorber while doing so. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe, Removing and Installing".

- AWD equipment version: Remove the subframe. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe, Removing and Installing".

- Disconnect the threaded connection -3-.

- Remove the bolt -1- and remove the upper transverse link -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.

- Install the subframe. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe, Removing and Installing".

  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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