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Audi Q3: Drive Axle, Removing and Installing, Drive Axle with Bolted CV Joint VL 107

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension, Wheels, Steering / Front Suspension / Drive Axle, Removing and Installing, Drive Axle with Bolted CV Joint VL 107

Removing

- Loosen the drive axle threaded connection on the wheel side. Refer to → Chapter "Drive Axle Threaded Connection, Loosening and Tightening".

- Remove the front wheel. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

- Remove the noise insulation -1-. Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Noise Insulation; Noise Insulation, Removing and Installing.

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- Remove the drive shaft from the transmission flange -arrows-.

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- If installed, disconnect the vehicle level control system sensor coupling rod from the control arm by removing the nut -4-.

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- Remove the nuts -arrows- from the ball joint.

- Remove the control arm from the ball joint.

  Note

Pay attention during the assembly work that the ball joint rubber boot is not damaged. If necessary protect the ball joint rubber boot against damage.

- Pivot the suspension strut outward, while doing so push the drive axle out of the wheel bearing unit.

- Remove the drive axle.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal while noting the following:

- Lightly coat the splines on the outer joint with assembly paste before installing the outer joint into the wheel hub. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

- Tighten the twelve-point bolt on the driveshaft. Refer to → Chapter "Drive Axle Threaded Connection, Loosening and Tightening".

- Install the front wheel. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

- On vehicles with electronically controlled damping, perform the function "Adapt the control position" with the Vehicle Diagnosis Tester.

- If the control position was reprogrammed and if the vehicle has lane assist, then it will then be necessary to calibrate the driver assistance systems front camera. Refer to → Chapter "Driver Assistance Systems Front Camera, Calibrating".

- On vehicles with level control system sensor, perform headlamp basic setting. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Headlamp, Adjusting.

Audi Q3. A40-10429

Drive Axle, Removing and Installing, Drive Axle with Triple Roller Joint AAR3300i, Mounted in Transmission

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Drive Axle Wedge Tool -T10161-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

- Loosen the drive axle threaded connection on the wheel side. Refer to

- Remove the front wheel. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

- Remove the noise insulation -1-. Refer to → Body Exterior; Rep. Gr.66; Noise Insulation; Noise Insulation, Removing and Installing.

Audi Q3. A10-11456

- If installed, disconnect the vehicle level control system sensor coupling rod from the control arm by removing the nut -4-.

Audi Q3. A43-10210

- Remove the nuts -arrows- from the ball joint.

- Remove the control arm from the ball joint.

  Note

Pay attention during the assembly work that the ball joint rubber boot is not damaged. If necessary protect the ball joint rubber boot against damage.

- Pivot the suspension strut outward, while doing so push the drive axle out of the wheel hub.

- Secure the drive axle to the body.

  Note

Do not let the drive axle hang down. The inner joint could be damaged if it is bent too far.

  • A second technician is needed for the following steps.

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- Place the Drive Axle Wedge Tool -T10161- between the transmission housing and the inner triple roller joint.

- Push the inner joint out of transmission via a hammer blow on the Drive Axle Wedge Tool -T10161-.

- Remove the drive axle.

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Installing

Installation is reverse of removal, noting the following:

- Replace the drive axle circlip each time it is removed.

- Apply approximately 0.5 gram of grease all around the joint pins in area -A-. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

  • The drive axle must first be installed on the transmission side.

- Bring outer and inner splines of the transmission and joint pin into engagement.

- Grab the drive axle by hand and push it into the joint up to the stop.

- Now slide joint piece into transmission with a tug until the circlip engages.

  Note

  • If it is difficult to install the driveshaft even though the splines are positioned correctly, then slide it in the slip joint. Pay attention that the driveshaft is not pulled too far out of the joint.
  • Never use a hammer or mallet!

- Make sure the joint is seated securely, to do this pull the joint against the resistance of the securing ring.

  Caution

When checking, only pull on the joint piece and not on the drive axle.

- Slide the outer joint of the driveshaft into the wheel hub.

- Tighten the twelve-point bolt on the driveshaft. Refer to → Chapter "Drive Axle Threaded Connection, Loosening and Tightening".

- Install the front wheel. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

- On vehicles with electronically controlled damping, perform the function "Adapt the control position" with the Vehicle Diagnosis Tester.

- If the control position was reprogrammed and if the vehicle has lane assist, then it will then be necessary to calibrate the driver assistance systems front camera. Refer to → Chapter "Driver Assistance Systems Front Camera, Calibrating".

- On vehicles with level control system sensor, perform headlamp basic setting. Refer to → Electrical Equipment; Rep. Gr.94; Headlamp, Adjusting.

Audi Q3. A40-10024

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