[A4] removing tie-rod end

Peter Kirby 4pkirby at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 10:06:40 EDT 2006

Yeah I looked at that article.  They describe the bolt as a "The side 
nut (3) is on a *self hold bolt*".  It sure looks like a stud 
(especially with that slot cut in the end).  I have done my share of 
whacking it with the nut on to try to push it out but it is not budging.

Everything else is loose.

Stay tuned....it's been soaking in penetrant all night and heat is next.

Thanks to all.


Calvyn wrote:
> http://www.audiworld.com/tech/wheel29.shtml 
> Does this help?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
> Peter Kirby
> Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 8:12 PM
> To: A4qList; Ian Pavelko
> Subject: [A4] removing tie-rod end
> I am trying to remove a tie-rod end from my 2001 A4Q.  I have managed to 
> loosen but so far have been unable to remove the pinch bolt.  It looks 
> like it may be actually be a stud: I can't feel the hex head on the 
> other side of the hub, and the threaded end of the "bolt" has a slot cut 
> in it.  Anyone know if this is a stud?
> Thanks.
> Peter
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