Front Shock Absorbers Removal/Refitting - Audi Q3

Front Shock Absorbers Removal/Refitting - Audi Q3

Tutorial file: Step-by-step process of disassembly and assembly of the front struts of the Audi Q3.

  1. Open the bonnet

2. Lift the vehicle on the lift

3. Disassemble the front wheel

4. Unscrew the indicated screws of the bottom mount

5. Lower the car and remove wipers and plastic shields

6. Unscrew the indicated screws of the top mount

7. Install the spring compressor to unscrew upper retaining nut

8. Replace all worn components with new ones

9. Tighten the nut to 60Nm

10. Fit the upper mounting retaining screws and tighten to 15Nm + 90º

11. Lift the vehicle

12. Tighten the retain bolt of the steering knuckle to 70Nm + 90º

13. Fit the lower arm and tighten the retaining nuts to 100Nm

14. Screw the anti-roll bar rod upper nut and tighten to 65Nm

15. Fit the brake piping bracket retaining screw

16. Fit the wheel, lower the car and tighten the hub retaining nut to 200Nm + 180º

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About Tenneco - Aftermarket EMEA

About Tenneco   
Headquartered in Lake Forest, Illinois, Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers and marketers of Ride Performance and Clean Air products and technology solutions for diversified markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway equipment and the aftermarket, with 2017 revenues of $9.3 billion and approximately 32,000 employees worldwide.  
 
On October 1, 2018, Tenneco completed the acquisition of Federal-Mogul, a leading global supplier to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with nearly 55,000 employees globally and 2017 revenues of $7.8 billion.  Additionally, the company expects to separate its businesses to form two new, independent companies, an Aftermarket and Ride Performance company as well as a new Powertrain Technology company, in late 2019.

About the Future Aftermarket and Ride Performance Company
Following the separation, the aftermarket and ride performance company will be one of the largest global multi-line, multi-brand aftermarket companies, and one of the largest global OE ride performance and braking companies.  The aftermarket and ride performance company’s principal product brands will feature Monroe®, Walker®, Clevite®Elastomers, MOOG®, Fel-Pro®, Wagner®, Champion® and others. The Aftermarket and Ride Performance company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $6.4 billion, with 57% of those revenues from aftermarket and 43% from original equipment customers. 
 
About the Future Powertrain Technology Company
Following the separation, the powertrain technology company will be one of the world’s largest pure-play powertrain companies serving OE markets worldwide with engineered solutions addressing fuel economy, power output, and criteria pollution requirements for gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains. The powertrain technology company would have 2017 pro-forma revenues of $10.7 billion, serving light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway and industrial markets.
 

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