Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.0 FSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) S4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on AUDI A4 B6 (8E5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for A4 Avant (8E5, B6) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: track rod end – Audi A4 B6 Avant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Flat chisel
Adjustable wrench
Vernier caliper
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – Audi A4 B6 Avant. 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 A4 B6 Avant. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Track Rod End on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI 2002 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Audi A4 B6 Avant 2.5 TDI quattro 2003 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
    Changing Track Rod End on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T 2004 by yourself
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi A4 B6 Avant
  5. Step 5
    How to remove AUDI A4 2.5 TDI 2001 Track Rod End - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Track Rod End on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Audi A4 B6 Avant 1.8 T quattro 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Track Rod End on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  10. Step 10
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Track Rod End on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2003 1.9 TDI by yourself
    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.
  12. Step 12
    A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI 2004 Track Rod End DIY replacement workshop manual
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a combination spanner #22.
  13. Step 13
    How to change Track Rod End on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  14. Step 14
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Audi A4 B6 Avant 2002 2.5 TDI Track Rod End
    Screw the end out of the tie rod. Use an adjustable wrench.
  15. Step 15
    DIY replacement of Track Rod End on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI quattro 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Track Rod End on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – Audi A4 B6 Avant. Professionals 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.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI 2002 Track Rod End - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Release the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  18. Step 18
    Audi A4 B6 Avant 2.5 TDI quattro 2003 Track Rod End replacement: free workshop manuals
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Track Rod End on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T 2004 by yourself
    Install the fastening bolt.
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