Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI Q3 (F3B) 35 TFSI, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 35 TDI, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 35 TDI quattro, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 40 TDI quattro, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 45 TFSI quattro, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 40 TFSI quattro, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 35 TFSI, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 2.5 RS quattro, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 35 TFSI Mild Hybrid, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 45 TFSI quattro, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 45 TFSI e, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 40 TDI quattro, AUDI Q3 (F3B) 40 TFSI quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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All the parts you need to replace – Strut Mount for Q3 (F3B) and other AUDI models
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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI Q3 (F3B). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
12-point socket # 24
21-mm strut nut socket
Shock absorber socket
HEX bit no.H7
XZN bit # 6
XZN bit # 14
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – AUDI Q3 (F3B). Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI Q3 (F3B) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet.
    Step 2
    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
    Step 3
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    Remove the cowl grille seal.
  2. Step 4
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    Remove the clips of the plastic cowl grille. Use a crowbar.
  3. Step 5
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    Move the cowl grille aside to access the fasteners of the suspension strut mount.
  4. Step 6
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  5. Step 7
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    Loosen the upper fasteners of the suspension strut. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 8
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 9
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  7. Step 10
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI Q3 (F3B). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
    Step 11
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI Q3 (F3B)
  8. Step 12
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    Remove the wheel.
  9. Step 13
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    Clean the fastener that connects the sway bar link to the suspension strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 14
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use XZN #6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 15
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    Remove the stabilizer rod.
  12. Step 16
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    Clean the lower fastener connecting the suspension strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 17
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use XZN #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  14. Step 18
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub. Use 12-point socket No.24. Use a tap wrench.
  15. Step 19
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 20
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 21
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 22
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the control arm.
  18. Step 23
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Step 24
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    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI Q3 (F3B). Tip:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  19. Step 25
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  20. Step 26
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    Release the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a special drive socket to remove the shock absorber.
  21. Step 27
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  22. Step 28
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    Unscrew the upper fasteners of the shock strut.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    AUDI Q3 (F3B) – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  23. Step 29
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  24. Step 30
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    Set the suspension strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI Q3 (F3B). Professionals recommend:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  25. Step 31
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    Compress the spring.
  26. Step 32
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    Clean the strut piston rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 33
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a 21-mm strut nut socket. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 34
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    Remove the upper strut mount together with the bump stop.
  29. Step 35
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    Remove the bump stop from the old suspension strut mount and install it on the new one.
  30. Step 36
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    Install the upper strut mount together with the bump stop.
  31. Step 37
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a 21-mm strut nut socket. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
  32. Step 38
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    Decompress the spring.
  33. Step 39
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use copper grease.
  34. Step 40
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    Remove the assembled shock strut.
  35. Step 41
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    Clean the suspension strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle. Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint. Clean the CV axle mounting seat. Clean the ball joint mounting seat. Clean the mounting seats of the shock strut. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  36. Step 42
    Install the shock strut into the wheel arch.
    Replacement: strut mount – AUDI Q3 (F3B). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure that the suspension strut is installed in the correct position, according to the markings.
    Step 43
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    Secure the upper fasteners of the shock strut. Do not tighten it.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while screwing in the fastening bolts. AUDI Q3 (F3B)
  37. Step 44
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    Fix the shock absorber strut on the steering knuckle.
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