Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Overview - Drive Axle

Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with CV Joint VL107

Audi Q3. Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with CV Joint VL107

1 - Bolt

  • 200 Nm +180º
  • Always replace if removed
  • Loosening and tightening the twelve-point bolt → Chapter "Drive Axle Threaded Connection, Loosening and Tightening"
  • Before installing, clean the threads in the CV joint with a tap.

2 - Outer CV Joint

  • When installing the joint on the profile shaft, the splines on the profile shaft must be lightly coated with grease used in joint.
  • Checking. Refer to → Chapter "Outer CV Joint, Checking".
  • Removing. Refer to → Fig. "Removing the Outer CV Joint".
  • Installing. 

3 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Insert in shaft groove

4 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning.

5 - CV boot for outer CV joint

  • Check for tears and scuffing

6 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

7 - Profile Shaft

8 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

9 - CV Boot for Inner CV Joint

  • Check for tears and scuffing

10 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

11 - Locking Plate

12 - Cover

  • Always replace if removed
  • Drive off CV joint using drift
  • Adhesive surface must be free of oil and grease
  • Apply sealant between the joint and cover. Refer to → Fig. "Coat the sealing surface on the cover with sealant and then install it.".

13 - Inner CV Joint

  • Replace only as complete unit.
  • When installing the joint on the profile shaft, the splines on the profile shaft must be lightly coated with grease used in joint.
  • Checking. Refer to → Chapter "Inner CV Joint, Checking".
  • Removing. 
  • Installing. 

14 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Remove and install using Circlip Pliers -VW161A-. Refer to → Fig. "Circlip, Removing and Installing".

15 - Cover

  • Always replace if removed
  • Drive off CV joint using drift
  • Apply sealant between the joint and cover. Refer to → Fig. "Coat the sealing surface on the cover with sealant and then install it.".

16 - Bolt

  • Pre-tightening specification: diagonal sequence to 10 Nm.
  • M8 tightening specification: diagonal sequence to 40 Nm.
  • M10 tightening specification: diagonal sequence to 70 Nm.
  • Always replace if removed

Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with Triple Roller Joint AAR3300i, Mounted in Transmission

Audi Q3. Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with Triple Roller Joint AAR3300i, Mounted in Transmission

1 - Outer CV Joint

  • Replace only as complete unit.
  • Checking. Refer to → Chapter "Outer CV Joint, Checking".
  • Removing.
  • Installing: Drive onto shaft with plastic hammer until compressed circlip seats.

2 - Bolt

  • 200 Nm +180º
  • Always replace if removed

3 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Insert in shaft groove

4 - Thrust Ring

  • Not installed on all versions
  • Installed position. 

5 - Plate Spring

  • Not installed on all versions
  • Installed position.

6 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning.

7 - CV Boot for CV Joint

  • Check for tears and scuffing
  • Material: polyelastomer

8 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

9 - Drive Axle

10 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

11 - CV Boot for Triple Roller Joint

  • Check for tears and scuffing

12 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning.

13 - Triple Roller Star with Rollers

The chamfer -arrow- points to drive axle splines.

14 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Insert in shaft groove

15 - Joint

16 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed

Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with Triple Roller Joint AAR3300i, Mounted on Transmission Stub Shaft

Audi Q3. Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with Triple Roller Joint AAR3300i, Mounted on Transmission Stub Shaft

1 - Outer CV joint

  • Replace only as complete unit.
  • Checking. Refer to → Chapter "Outer CV Joint, Checking".
  • Removing. .
  • Installing: Drive onto shaft with plastic hammer until compressed circlip seats.

2 - Bolt

  • 200 Nm +180º
  • Always replace if removed

3 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Insert in shaft groove

4 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

5 - CV Boot for CV Joint

  • Check for tears and scuffing
  • Material: polyelastomer

6 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

7 - Drive Axle

8 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

9 - CV Boot for Triple Roller Joint

  • Check for tears and scuffing

10 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

11 - Triple Roller Star with Rollers

The chamfer -arrow- points to drive axle splines.

12 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Insert in shaft groove

13 - Adapter

14 - Joint

15 - Cap

  • Remove.
  • Installing.

Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with CV Joint, Inserted with Inner Splines

Audi Q3. Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle with CV Joint, Inserted with Inner Splines

1 - Bolt

  • 200 Nm +180º
  • Always replace if removed
  • Before installing, clean the threads in the CV joint with a tap.

2 - Outer CV Joint

  • Replace only as complete unit.
  • Divide the grease between the ball paths.
  • Checking. Refer to → Chapter "Outer CV Joint, Checking".
  • Removing. Refer to → Fig. "Removing Outer CV Joint".
  • Installing: Using a plastic hammer, drive onto the shaft as far as the stop

3 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Insert in shaft groove

4 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning.

5 - CV Boot

  • Check for tears and scuffing
  • Material: polyelastomer

6 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

7 - Drive Axle

8 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

9 - CV Boot for CV Joint

  • Check for tears and scuffing
  • Material: polyelastomer

10 - Locking Ring

  • Always replace if removed
  • Insert in shaft groove

11 - Clamp

  • Always replace if removed
  • Tensioning. 

12 - CV Joint

  • Replace only as complete unit.
  • Divide the grease between the ball paths.
  • Removing. Refer to → Fig. "Removing Outer CV Joint".
  • Installing: Using a plastic hammer, drive onto the shaft as far as the stop

13 - Protective Cap

  • Remove. 
  • Installing. 

Overview - Drive Axle, Drive Axle Heat Shield

FWD Vehicles:

- Tighten the nuts -arrows- to 35 Nm.

Audi Q3. A10-1633

AWD vehicles version 1:

- Tighten the nuts -arrows- to 20 Nm.

Audi Q3. N34-11224

AWD vehicles version 2:

- Tighten the nuts -1- to 20 Nm.

Audi Q3. N40-10278

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