[A4] removing tie-rod end
fireblade_rr at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 23 10:41:12 EDT 2006
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.
> 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
> > 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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