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Audi Q7: Overview - Steering Gear

Overview - Steering Gear

Overview - Steering Gear

1 - Steering Gear with Tie Rods

  • With integrated Power Steering Control Module -J500-
  • The Power Steering Control Module -J500- cannot be replaced separately if faulty replace the steering gear.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Gear, Removing and Installing".
  • Servicing. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Steering Gear, Tie Rods".

2 - Bolt

  • 80 Nm +180º
  • Replace after removing

3 - Subframe

4 - Nut

  • Pushed into the subframe
  • Replace after removing

5 - Steering Intermediate Shaft

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Intermediate Shaft, Removing and Installing".

6 - Bolt

  • Tightening specification. Refer to -item 1-

7 - Wheel Bearing Housing

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing Housing, Removing and Installing".

8 - Nut

  • 140 Nm
  • Replace after removing
  • After loosening remove the adhesive residue from the pin threads

Overview - Steering Gear, Tie Rods

Overview - Steering Gear, Tie Rods

1 - Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Do not open the new clamp
  • Tensioning.

2 - Tie Rod

  • 100 Nm
  • Grease the joint with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod, Removing and Installing".

3 - Steering Gear

  • Grease the steering rack with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Steering Gear, Removing and Installing".

4 - Tie Rod End

  • Check dust cap for damage and correct seating.
  • Check dimension. Refer to → Fig. "Tie Rod End Check Dimension"
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod End, Removing and Installing".

5 - Nut

  • 80 Nm
  • When loosening and tightening, counterhold at the tie rod end

6 - Spring Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Spring Clamp, Installing.

7 - Boot

  • Check for damage
  • Replace after removing
  • Must not be twisted when toe is being adjusted
  • Do not crumple the boot
  • Make sure it is installed correctly. Refer to → Fig. "Tension the Inner Clamp Using the Clampling Pliers -VAG1682A-.".
  • Replacing. Refer to → Chapter "Boot, Removing and Installing".

8 - Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Do not open the new clamp
  • Tensioning. Refer to → Fig. "Tension the Inner Clamp Using the Clampling Pliers -VAG1682A-.".

9 - Tie Rod

  • 100 Nm
  • Grease the joint with Steering Gear Grease -G 052 168 A1-
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod, Removing and Installing".

10 - Tie Rod End

  • Check dust cap for damage and correct seating.
  • Check dimension. Refer to → Fig. "Tie Rod End Check Dimension"
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Tie Rod End, Removing and Installing".

11 - Nut

  • 80 Nm
  • When loosening and tightening, counterhold at the tie rod end

12 - Spring Clamp

  • Replace after removing
  • Spring Clamp, Installing. Refer to → Fig. "Outer Boot Installation Position".

13 - Boot

  • Check for damage
  • Replace after removing
  • Do not turn when toe is being adjusted
  • Do not crumple the boot
  • Do not bring into contact with hard or sharp objects.
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Outer Boot Installation Position".
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Boot, Removing and Installing".

Tie Rod End Check Dimension

  • Place a steel ruler -2- on the tie rod end and push it all the up to the edge -arrow- of the tie rod end -1-.
  • Replace the complete steering gear with the tie rod and tie rod end if the check dimension -a- is less than 200 mm.

A48-10763

Outer Boot Installation Position

  • Dimension -a- = 2 mm.

A48-10708

Tension the Inner Clamp Using the Clampling Pliers -VAG1682A-.

- Attach the Clampling Pliers -VAG1682A- as shown.

  • The jaws on the pliers must be centered -arrow- on the clamp -2-.

  Note

  • The spindle threads must turn easily. If necessary, coat with MoS2 lubricating grease.
  • If difficult to tighten, for example because of dirty threads, the proper clamping force of the clamping sleeve will not be reached even when tightened to the specification.

- Tension the clamp by turning the spindle -1- with the torque wrench, at the same time do not tilt the clamping pliers.

A40-10501

Tightening Specifications

Tightening Specifications

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