[s-cars] anyone have specs on the tie rod pinch bolt handy?

Fred Munro munrof at sympatico.ca
Fri Oct 5 19:50:35 PDT 2007


Take a really close look at the strut. Since it can be hard to remove the
ball joint after it's rusted in there for years, some of the less
knowledgeable mechanics try to pry the slot open to get the control arm off.
If they do this, the strut is pooched - it will never reliably hold the ball
joint again, no matter how much you tighten the bolt. If this has been done,
there should be tool marks in the slot.

Fred Munro
'97 S6

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:s-car-list-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Peter Schulz
Sent: October 5, 2007 10:56 AM
To: s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: [s-cars] anyone have specs on the tie rod pinch bolt handy?

Hoping to swing by an autoparts store on the way home from the
airport this afternoon before it closes and pick up at least one bolt
so I can repair the passenger front side suspension on the wife's
avant (strut assembly pulled out of the ball joint, pinch bolt is
STILL in the hub!)


-Peter Schulz
Chelmsford Ma, USA

1995.5 S6 Avant Emerald/Ecru
1995.5 S6 Avant Silver/Platinum
1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey (for sale)
1991 90 20v Q Red
1991 CQ silver  (eS2 recipient)

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