[A4] front halfshaft removal

Pbadore at aol.com Pbadore at aol.com
Wed Feb 22 12:32:37 EST 2006

On my 96 A4 2.8 l I removed the clamp bolt and nut and then pushed the two 
upper control arms out of the wheelbearing housing. If I remember correctly this 
allowed the wheelbearing housing to tilt enough to permit the axle shaft to 
be removed from the car. However, there is a good chance that the clamp bolt 
may be seized in the upper part of the wheelbearing housing. Audi has actually 
produced a special too to help remove the stuck clamp bolts-- I ordered one but 
the tool has been on back order for a while. If you do get the clamp bolt out 
I recommend that you use antiseize on the bolt and mounting hole on 
reassembly and buy a new self locking hex nut. Good luck.   

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