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Audi Q7: Overview - Suspension Strut, Shock Absorber and Spring

Audi Q7 (4M) 2016-2024 Workshop Manual / Chassis / Suspension, Wheels, Steering / Rear Suspension / Overview - Suspension Strut, Shock Absorber and Spring

Overview - Suspension Strut, Shock Absorber and Spring, Coil Spring

Coil Spring

Coil Spring

1 - Rear Lower Transverse Link

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lower Transverse Link, Removing and Installing".

2 - Coil Spring

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Spring, Removing and Installing, Coil Spring".
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Coil spring and spring plate installation position".

3 - Upper Spring Support

  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Coil spring and spring plate installation position".

4 - Lower Spring Support

  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Coil spring and spring plate installation position".

Coil spring and spring plate installation position

  • The end of the spring -1- must be positioned to the spring plate -2- until stop -arrow-.
  • The positioning pins of the spring plate must engage at the top in the holes in the body -3- and below in the holes in the rear transverse link -4- as shown.

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Shock Absorber

Shock Absorber

1 - Nut

  • 70 Nm +180º
  • Replace after removing
  • Must be tightened in the curb weight position. Refer to → Chapter "Wheel Bearing at Standard Vehicle Height, Lifting Vehicles with Air Suspension".

2 - Rear Lower Transverse Link

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lower Transverse Link, Removing and Installing".

3 - Shock Absorber

  • Because of different shock absorber valve systems, only install new shock absorbers from the same manufacturer on both axles, if possible.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Shock Absorber, Removing and Installing".

4 - Protective Cap

  • There are different versions. Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.

5 - Nut

  • 35 Nm

6 - Bolt

  • 50 Nm +90º
  • Replace after removing

7 - Shock Absorber Mount

8 - Spring

9 - Protective Cover

  • Installed in the groove on the spring

10 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

Overview - Suspension Strut, Shock Absorber and Spring, Air Spring

Overview - Suspension Strut, Shock Absorber and Spring, Air Spring

1 - Rear Lower Transverse Link

2 - Air Spring

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Spring, Removing and Installing, Air Spring".
  • Installation position. Refer to → Fig. "Air Spring Installed Position".

3 - O-Ring

  • If sealing ring is leaking nip open and replace.

4 - Air Line

  • If the connecting piece is removed separately (without the attached lines) check if the cutting ring has a loose components is still in the threads and if necessary remove.
  • Connecting piece tightening specification. Refer to → Chapter "Overview - Air Lines".

5 - Retainer

Air Spring Installed Position

- When filling the air suspension system check the installation position of the air suspension system:

  • The positioning pins of the air spring -2- must engage at the top in the holes in the body -3- and below in the holes in the rear transverse link -4- as shown.
  • The catches in direction of -arrows- must engage audibly in the rear lower transverse link.
  • The catches must engage with the retainer -1-.

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Shock Absorber

Shock Absorber

1 - Nut

  • Tightening specification. Refer to -item 12-

2 - Rear Lower Transverse Link

  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Rear Lower Transverse Link, Removing and Installing".

3 - Shock Absorber

  • Because of different shock absorber valve systems, only install new shock absorbers from the same manufacturer on both axles, if possible.
  • Removing and installing. Refer to → Chapter "Shock Absorber, Removing and Installing".

4 - Connector

5 - Grommet

6 - Protective Cap

7 - Nut

  • 35 Nm

8 - Shock Absorber Mount

9 - Bolt

  • 50 Nm +90º
  • Replace after removing

10 - Spring

11 - Protective Cover

  • Installed in the groove on the spring

12 - Bolt

  • Replace after removing

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