Audi Cars 1999-05

Lower Guide Link

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
     
    Nut from the lower guide link joint and press the joint from the wheel bearing housing
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen lower guide link-to-subframe attaching bolt
    NOTE
    The subframe must be lowered at the rear to remove the lower guide link-to-subframe attaching bolt.

  6.  
  7. Loosen the rear subframe support plate bolts and subframe bolts.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower guide link-to-subframe bolt
     
    Link from the vehicle
     

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Link into the vehicle
     
    Guide link-to-subframe mounting bolt

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    Fig. Subframe support bracket bolt identification-A4 model

     

  2.  
  3. Torque the support plate bolts as follows:

    Bolt type A : 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
     
    Bolt type B : 55 ft. lbs. (75 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    New subframe bolts. Torque the bolts to 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm) plus a 1 / 4 (90 degree) turn
     
    Joint end into the wheel bearing housing. Torque the nut to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Load the suspension. Torque the lower guide link-to-subframe attaching bolt to 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm) plus 1 / 4 (90 degree) turn.
  8.  
  9. Install the front wheels.
  10.  
  11. Check and/or adjust the front suspension alignment.
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