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Audi Q3: Floor Heat Shield, Removing and Installing

Audi Q3 (8U) 2011-2018 Service Manual / Body / Body Exterior / Exterior Equipment / Floor Heat Shield, Removing and Installing

Center Tunnel Heat Shield, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Remove the left and right underbody cover. Refer to → Chapter "Underbody Panels, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the driveshaft heat shield. Refer to → Chapter "Driveshaft Heat Shield, Removing and Installing".

- Vehicles with a gasoline engine: Disconnect the connector -arrow- for the Oxygen Sensor after Three Way Catalytic Converter -G130- and the right Heater for Oxygen Sensor 1 after Catalytic Converter -Z29- on the underbody.

- Remove the connector from the bracket and free up the wiring harness from the heat shield.

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- Remove the crossbrace. Refer to → Chapter "Tunnel Bridge, Removing and Installing".

- Removes the bolt -arrows- on the driveshaft center support -2-.

- Remove the driveshaft from the rear final drive. Refer to → Rear Final Drive; Rep. Gr.39; Propshaft; Propshaft, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the heat shield -1- toward the left rear.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the driveshaft. Refer to → Rear Final Drive; Rep. Gr.39; Propshaft; Propshaft, Removing and Installing.

- Install the driveshaft heat shield → Chapter "Driveshaft Heat Shield, Removing and Installing".

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Center Tunnel Heat Shield, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3

Removing

- Remove the left and right underbody cover. Refer to → Chapter "Underbody Panels, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the driveshaft heat shield. Refer to → Chapter "Driveshaft Heat Shield, Removing and Installing".

- Remove the exhaust system. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers; Muffler, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the crossbrace. Refer to → Chapter "Tunnel Bridge, Removing and Installing".

- Removes the bolt -arrows- on the driveshaft center support -2-.

- Remove the driveshaft from the rear final drive. Refer to → Rear Final Drive; Rep. Gr.39; Propshaft; Propshaft, Removing and Installing.

- Remove the heat shield -1- to the rear.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the driveshaft. Refer to → Rear Final Drive; Rep. Gr.39; Propshaft; Propshaft, Removing and Installing.

- Install the exhaust system. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers; Muffler, Removing and Installing.

- Install the driveshaft heat shield. Refer to → Chapter "Driveshaft Heat Shield, Removing and Installing".

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Driveshaft Heat Shield, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Open the quick release -1-.

- Remove the nuts -2 and 3-.

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  Caution

The decoupling elements in the front muffler could be damaged.

Do not bend decoupling element in front muffler more than 10º.

- Loosen the nuts -arrows-, push the clamping sleeve rearward and let the exhaust pipe hang.

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- Remove the bolts -1-.

- Remove the heat shield -2- in rearward in the direction of travel.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the exhaust system. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes and Mufflers; Overview - Muffler.

- Install the underbody cover. Refer to → Chapter "Underbody Panels, Removing and Installing".

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Driveshaft Heat Shield, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3

Removing

- Remove the left and right catalytic converter. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Emissions Control; Catalytic Converter, Removing and Installing.

- Loosen the quick-release fastener -4-.

- Remove the nuts -1, 2 and 3-.

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- Remove the bolts -1-.

- Remove the heat shield -2- in forward in the direction of travel.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the catalytic converter. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Emissions Control; Catalytic Converter, Removing and Installing.

- Install the underbody cover. Refer to → Chapter "Underbody Panels, Removing and Installing".

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Rear Muffler Heat Shield, Removing and Installing

Removing

- Loosen the rear muffler mounts. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers; Overview - Muffler.

- Remove the nuts -arrows-.

- Remove the heat shield -1- to the right.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the rear muffler. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers; Overview - Muffler.

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Rear Muffler Heat Shield, Removing and Installing, Audi RS Q3

Removing

- Loosen the rear muffler mounts. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers; Overview - Muffler.

- Remove the bolts -2 and 3- and nuts -4 and 5-.

- Remove the heat shield -1-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

- Install the rear muffler. Refer to → Rep. Gr.26; Exhaust Pipes/Mufflers; Overview - Muffler.

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    Overview - Underbody Panels 1 - Nut 2 Nm Quantity: 11 2 - Spring Nut For the quick release 3 - Underbody Panel Removing and installing. Refer to

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    Overview - Roof Railing 1 - Nut Quantity: 4 Install with locking compound. For the correct locking compound, refer to the Parts Catalog. Tightening sequence. Refer to → 

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