Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) S1 quattro, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on Audi A1 Sportback 2011 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI 2012 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
    Audi A1 Sportback 1.2 TFSI 2013 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK)
  4. Step 5
    Changing Track Rod End on AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI 2014 by yourself
    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
    How to remove AUDI A1 1.4 TDI 2015 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Track Rod End on AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2016: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Audi A1 Sportback 1.6 TDI 2017 - download illustrated guide
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #22.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Track Rod End on Audi A1 Sportback 2011 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  10. Step 11
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Track Rod End on Audi A1 Sportback 2013 1.6 TDI by yourself
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements
    Step 14
    A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TDI 2014 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
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