[A4] removing tie-rod end
4pkirby at gmail.com
Sun Apr 23 10:49:11 EDT 2006
With heat and WAILING it eventually came out. It is definitely a "self
hold bolt", ie the head of the bolt is round except for one section that
is flat. Once in place the flat "side" blocks the bolt from turning.
Thanks to all.
Now I just have to separate the TRE from the TR. Arrrggghhh!
Matthew Thompson wrote:
> You need to remove the nut and bolt that clamps the TRE and you also need to
> remove the screw from the top of the TRE
> I just changed all my control arms and TRE yesterday.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Peter Kirby" <4pkirby at gmail.com>
> To: "Calvyn" <Calvyn at stny.rr.com>
> Cc: "A4qList" <a4 at audifans.com>; "'Ian Pavelko'" <ianpavelko at hotmail.com>
> Sent: Sunday, April 23, 2006 7:06 AM
> Subject: Re: [A4] removing tie-rod end
>>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.
>>>Does this help?
>>>From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
>>>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?
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