Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Stabilizer Bar

Overview - Stabilizer Bar

Audi Q3. Overview - Stabilizer Bar

1 - Subframe

2 - Bolt

  • 25 Nm + 45º
  • Always replace if removed
  • Install evenly

3 - Clamp

4 - Bearing

  • Always replace the rubber mounts on both sides of vehicle

5 - Stabilizer Bar

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Stabilizer Bar, Removing and Installing".

6 - Bolt

7 - Nut

  • 40 Nm
  • Counterhold at the inner multipoint fitting when tightening

8 - Wheel Bearing Housing

9 - Coupling Rod

10 - Nut

  • 40 Nm
  • Counterhold at the inner multipoint fitting of the bolt -item 6-, when tightening
  • Tighten in the curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

Stabilizer Bar, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

- Remove the rear wheels. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

  Note

The following work steps are described for the left side of the vehicle. These work steps also apply simultaneously for right side of vehicle.

- Remove the nut -1- and pull the coupling rod -2- out of the stabilizer bar.

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- Remove the bolts -arrows- for the stabilizer bar clamp.

  • If the upper bolt for the stabilizer bar clamp cannot be removed due to the driveshaft, perform the following steps:

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- Secure both sides of the vehicle on the hoist arms using Tensioning Straps -T10038-.

  WARNING

The vehicle could slide off the hoist if it is not secured.

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- Install Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- with wheel bolt on wheel hub.

- Lift the wheel hub using the Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- and Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- far enough until the bolts on the right stabilizer bar clamp are accessible.

- Remove the stabilizer bar.

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Installing

Installation is reverse of removal, noting the following:

  • Tighten the bolts -arrows- for stabilizer clamp uniformly.
  • Counterhold at the inner multipoint fitting when tightening the coupling rod bolts.

- Mount the rear wheels. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

- An axle alignment may be required. Refer to → Chapter "Evaluating Need for Axle Alignment".

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Coupling Rod, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

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

- Remove the nuts -1 and 3- and pull the coupling rod -2- out of the stabilizer bar and trailing arm.

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Installing

Installation is reverse of removal, noting the following:

- Insert the coupling rod -2-, install the nuts -1 and 3- and tighten in curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring".

  • When tightening the nuts -1 and 3-, counterhold at the inner multipoint fitting of the bolts.

- Mount the rear wheel. Refer to → Chapter "Wheels and Tires".

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