VW Passat & Audi A4 1990-2000

Sway Bar

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
A4 & 1998-00 Passat AWD Models
  1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the sway bar link fasteners.
  8.  
  9. Remove the sway bar bushing bracket fasteners and remove the sway bar.
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  11. Installation is in reverse order of removal noting the following:
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  13. Replace the fasteners and torque as follows:
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1998-00 Passat Models



Sway bar bushing bracket-to-subframe (replace): 15 ft. lbs. (20 Nm)
 
Sway bar link-to-sway bar (replace): 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
 
Sway bar link-to-bearing housing (replace): 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
 

A4 Models



Sway bar bushing bracket-to-subframe (replace): 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm)
 
Sway bar link-to-sway bar (replace): 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
 
Sway bar link-to-bearing housing (replace): 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
 



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Fig. The rear sway bar is mounted to the subframe and the lower control arm via a small link

 
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