Audi Cars 1999-05

Coil Springs

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
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  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
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  5. Clamp the spring compressor tool VAG 1752/2, in a vise.
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  7. Install the strut into the spring compressor.
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  9. Pry off the mounting bolt cap.
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  11. Compress the coil spring and remove the self-locking nut from the piston rod.
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  13. Matchmark the position of the spring retainer and spring mount.
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  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Spring seat and related components
     
    Strut from the spring compressor
     

  16.  
  17. Release the tension on the coil spring.
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  19. Remove the spring out of the compressor.
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To install:

  1. Install the spring into the compressor.
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  3. Compress the spring and insert the strut through the spring.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Spring seat and related components in the reverse order as they were removed by aligning the matchmarks
     
    New self-locking nut
     
    Mounting bolt cap
     

  6.  
  7. Release the spring compressor.
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  9. Install the strut into the vehicle.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear strut-A4 model



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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear strut-except A4 model

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