Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #23
Combination spanner #24
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). 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 A3 Sportback (8VA). Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    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
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
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    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    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.
  8. Step 9
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    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #23. Use a combination spanner #24.
  9. Step 10
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    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
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
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    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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.
  13. Step 14
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    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
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