Audi Cars 1999-05

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation



  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it with jackstands.
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  5. Remove the lower engine shield.
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  7. Remove the sway bar to control arm ling mounting nuts and remove the link.
  8.  
  9. Remove the sway bar bushing brackets.
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  11. Remove the sway bar.
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Fig. The sway bar is connected to the control arm via a small link

To install:

  1. Installation is in reverse order of removal noting the following:
  2.  
  3. Position the sway bar in the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Install the bolts/nuts securing the brackets. Tighten them until just snug (they will be fully tightened later).
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  7. Install the sway bar-to-control arm link with the arrows facing forward.
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  9. Then tighten the fasteners to:
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    Sway bar link-to-sway bar: 66 ft. lbs. (90 Nm)
     
    Sway bar link-to-control arm: 52 ft. lbs. (70 Nm)
     
    Sway bar bushing bracket: 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm)
     


 
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