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Audi Q7: Overview - Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint

Overview - Lower Control Arm and Ball Joint

1 - Wheel Bearing Housing Side Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm Ball Bearing, Replacing, Wheel Bearing Housing Side".

2 - Control Arm

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm, Removing and Installing".

3 - Subframe Side Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Control Arm Ball Bearing, Replacing, Subframe Side".

4 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

5 - Shock Absorber Fork

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Shock Absorber Fork, Removing and Installing".

6 - Nut

  • 70 Nm +180º
  • Replace after removing
  • Tighten either in the curb weight position (refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring") or at the standard vehicle height (refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing at Standard Vehicle Height, Lifting Vehicles with Air Suspension").

7 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

8 - Subframe

9 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

10 - Nut

  • 70 Nm +180º
  • Replace after removing
  • Tighten either in the curb weight position (refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring") or at the standard vehicle height (refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing at Standard Vehicle Height, Lifting Vehicles with Air Suspension").

11 - Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Guide Link Bonded Rubber Bushing, Removing and Installing".

12 - Guide Link

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Guide Link, Removing and Installing".

13 - Nut

  • 90 Nm +90º
  • Replace after removing
  • Tighten either in the curb weight position (refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing in Curb Weight Position, Lifting Vehicles with Coil Spring") or at the standard vehicle height (refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing at Standard Vehicle Height, Lifting Vehicles with Air Suspension").

14 - Wheel Bearing Housing

15 - Nut

  • 140 Nm
  • Replace after removing
  • When reusing the guide link clean the pin threads from the remaining locking compound residue

16 - Bolt

  • 40 Nm
  • Replace after removing

17 - Nut

  • Replace after removing
  • 120 Nm
  • When reusing the ball joint clean the pin threads from the remaining locking compound residue

18 - Ball Joint

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Ball Joint, Removing and Installing".

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