Audi Cars 1999-05

Lower Track Control 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 track control link
     

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  5. Press the ball joint out of the tapered seat.
  6.  
  7. Support the wheel bearing housing to prevent excessive rebound travel in the suspension.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Stabilizer link and lower strut mounting bolt
     
    Lower track control link-to-subframe attaching bolt
     
    Lower track control link
     

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To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Lower track control link
     
    Subframe attaching bolt. Torque the bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Stabilizer link. Torque the upper bolt to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm) plus 1 / 4 (90 degree) turn and the lower bolt to 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. Load the suspension and torque the subframe bolt to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm) plus 1 / 4 (90 degree) turn
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  7. Front wheels
  8.  
  9. Check and/or adjust the front suspension alignment.
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