Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Stabilizer Bar, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Locating Pins -T10096-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-
  • Puller - Ball Joint -3287A-

Removing

- Remove the footwell trim panel by removing the nuts -arrows-.

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- Remove the bolt -arrow- from the universal joint -1-. Then remove the universal joint from the steering gear in direction of -arrow-.

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

- Secure the subframe. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe, Securing".

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- Remove the bolts -arrows-.

- If installed, remove the Left Front Level Control System Sensor -G78- or Right Front Level Control Sensor -G289-. Refer to → Chapter "Left/Right Front Level Control System Sensor -G78-/-G289-, Removing and Installing".

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- Remove the left and right nut -1- from the coupling rod -3-.

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- Remove the nuts -arrows-.

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- Loosen the nut of the tie rod end, but do not remove yet.

- Remove the tie rod end from the wheel bearing housing using the Puller - Ball Joint -3287A--1-.

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- Remove the stabilizer bar from the subframe by removing the bolts -1 and 4-.

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- Remove the bolts -arrows- and then remove the pendulum support from the transmission.

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Vehicles with 4-cylinder Engine

- Disconnect the connector for the Oil Level Thermal Sensor -G266--arrow- and free up the wire.

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Continuation for All Vehicles

- Loosen the bolts -1- and -2- to slightly lower the subframe. Pay attention the electrical wiring while doing this.

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- Remove the cable guide from the subframe -arrow-.

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- Lower the subframe until the bolted connections -arrows- on the steering gear heat shield -1- are accessible.

- Remove the bolts -arrows- and the heat shield -1-.

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- Slide the stabilizer bar toward the right, as seen in direction of travel.

- Remove the stabilizer bar -1- forward from the subframe over the console -2-.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal while noting the following:

- Remove the Locating Pins -T10096-.

- Install the subframe with the steering gear. Refer to → Chapter "Subframe with Steering Gear, Removing and Installing".

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

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

Tightening Specifications

  • Pendulum support.
  • Exhaust system bracket.

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Coupling Rod, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Torque Wrench 1331 Insert - Ring Wrench - 16mm -VAG1331/12-

Removing

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

- Remove the nuts -arrows- from the coupling rod -1- by counterholding with a multipoint socket on the threaded pin -2- if necessary.

- Remove the coupling rod -1- from the stabilizer bar and suspension strut.

- Remove the coupling rod -1-.

Installing

Installation is reverse of removal, noting the following:

- Tighten the nuts -arrow- for securing the coupling rod on the suspension strut or stabilizer bar by counterholding with a multipoint socket on the threaded pin -2-.

  Note

The counter hold tool cannot be tilted.

- Install the front wheel.

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