Audi Q7 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q7: Control Arm Ball Bearing, Replacing

Control Arm Ball Bearing, Replacing, Wheel Bearing Housing Side

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Press Plate -VW402-
  • Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-
  • Press Piece - 42mm -VW516-
  • Press Piece - Reverse Gear Syncro -3296-
  • Assembly Paste -G 052 109 A2-

Procedure

  • The control arm is removed. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm, Removing and Installing".

Pressing out the Bonded Rubber Bushing

- Mark the press-in depth of the bonded rubber bushing -1- for example using a waterproof felt-tip pen -arrow-.

- Mount the special tools as shown.

  Note

Hold the control arm firmly in position while pressing bonded rubber bushing out and in.

- Press out the bonded rubber bushing from the control arm -2-.

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Installing the Bonded Rubber Bushings

- Transfer the marking for the press-in depth from the old bonded rubber bushing to the new one.

- Thinly coat the bonded rubber bushing with the Assembly Paste -G 052 109 A2-.

- Insert the bonded rubber bushing -1- in the control arm -2-.

- Mount the special tools as shown.

- Press the bonded rubber bushing in the control arm, at the same time do not tilt it.

- Pay attention to the mark -arrow- for the press-in depth.

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- Check the press-in depth of the bonded rubber bushing -1- in the control arm -2-.

  • Specified value: dimension -a- = dimension -b-.

- If the values are different, press in the bonded rubber bushing again.

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Control Arm Ball Bearing, Replacing, Subframe Side

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Press Plate -VW402-
  • Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-
  • Press Piece - Reverse Gear Syncro -3296-
  • Puller - Differential Bearing -T40032-
  • Assembly Paste -G 052 109 A2-

Procedure

  • The control arm is removed. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm, Removing and Installing".

Pressing out the Bonded Rubber Bushing

- Mark the press-in depth -arrow- and the installation position -3 and 4- on the bonded rubber bushing -1- with for example a waterproof felt-tip pen as shown.

- Mount the special tools as shown.

  Note

Hold the control arm firmly in position while pressing bonded rubber bushing out and in.

- Press out the bonded rubber bushing from the control arm -2-.

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Installing the Bonded Rubber Bushings

- Transfer the marking for the press-in depth from the old bonded rubber bushing to the new one.

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- Thinly coat the bonded rubber bushing with the Assembly Paste -G 052 109 A2-.

- Insert the bonded rubber bushing -1- in the control arm -2- and align to the mark -3- to -4-.

- Mount the special tools as shown.

- Press the bonded rubber bushing in the control arm, at the same time do not tilt it.

- Pay close attention to the press-in depth mark -arrow-.

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- Check the press-in depth of the bonded rubber bushing -1- in the control arm -2-.

  • Specified value: dimension -a- = dimension -b-.

- If the values are different, press in the bonded rubber bushing again.

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Ball Joint, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 Insert - Ring Wrench - 21mm -VAG1332/7-
  • Ball Joint Splitter -T40277-

Removing

  • The control arm is removed. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm, Removing and Installing".

  WARNING

Risk of injury from falling components!

When pressing off, the ball joint loosens abruptly from the control arm. Secure the Ball Joint Splitter -T40277-.

- Clamp the control arm in a vise with protective covers.

- To protect the threads remove the nut -arrow- on the joint pin of the ball joint until it is flush with the threads of the joint pin.

- Press off the ball joint with the Ball Joint Splitter -T40277- from the control arm, at the same time do not damage the CV boot.

- Then remove the nuts and the ball joint, to do so counterhold on the joint pin with a TX 40 socket.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

Guide Link Bonded Rubber Bushing, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Press Plate -VW402-
  • Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-
  • Bearing Installer - Ball Joint/Bushing/Bearing 2 -VW459/2-
  • Bearing Installer - Wheel Bearing -3144-
  • Pneumatic Hydraulic Press -VAS6654-, not illustrated
  • Installation Lubricant -G 294 421 A1-. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Pressing out the Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • The guide link is removed. Refer to → Chapter "Guide Link, Removing and Installing"

- Mark the press-in depth -arrow- of the bonded rubber bushing -1- for example using a waterproof felt-tip pen.

- Mount the special tools as shown.

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1 - Pneumatic Hydraulic Press -VAS6654- Punch

2 - Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-

3 - Bearing Installer - Ball Joint/Bushing/Bearing 2 -VW459/2-

4 - Bonded Rubber Bushing

5 - Guide link

6 - Bearing Installer - Wheel Bearing -3144-

7 - Press Plate -VW402-

  Note

Hold the guide link firmly in position while pressing bonded rubber bushing out and in.

- Remove the bonded rubber bushing from the guide link.

Installing the Bonded Rubber Bushings

- Transfer the marking for the press-in depth from the old bonded rubber bushing to the new one.

- Coat the new bonded rubber bushings thinly with Installation Lubricant -G 294 421 A1-.

Bonded rubber bushing installation position:

  • The notch -1- is on the steering axle and faces inward to the guide link.
  • The arrow -2- points inward to the guide link.

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- Install the bonded rubber bushing in the guide link. Pay attention to the installed position

- Mount the special tools as shown.

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1 - Pneumatic Hydraulic Press -VAS6654- Punch

2 - Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-

3 - Bearing Installer - Ball Joint/Bushing/Bearing 2 -VW459/2-

4 - Bonded Rubber Bushing

5 - Guide link

6 - Bearing Installer - Wheel Bearing -3144-

7 - Press Plate -VW402-

- Press the bonded rubber bushing in the guide link, at the same time do not tilt it.

- Pay attention to the mark -arrow- for the press-in depth.

- Check the depth -a- of the bonded rubber bushing inside the guide link.

  • Dimension -a- = 23 mm.

- If the value is not reached, press in the bonded rubber bushing again.

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