Audi A4

since 1994 of release

Repair and car operation

A4 Audi
+ Running gear
+ Regular servicing
+ Engines
+ Turbo-supercharging
+ exhaust System
+ cooling System
+ Fuel tank and fuel pump
+ Air filter and absorption channels
+ injection System
+ Coupling
+ Transmission and main transfer
- Suspension bracket of wheels and steering
   Running gear
   Check of cuffs of the steering mechanism
   Check of dustproof caps and gap in heads of cross-section steering draft
   Check of dustproof caps of hinges of an axis
   Check люфта steering wheel
   Check of a maple belt
   Check of level of oil
   Check of a gap of the wheel bearing
   Check of shock-absorbers
   The help at malfunctions
   Adjustment of wheels
   Measurement of adjustment of wheels
   The help at malfunctions
   Independent works on a running gear and a steering
   Dismantling of a suspension bracket of forward wheels
   Works with the back bridge
   Shock-absorber replacement behind
   Works on a steering
   Check of tightness of a servoupravleniye
   Poliklinova belt
   The help at malfunctions
   Adjustment of the steering mechanism
   Dismantle of the pump of a servoupravleniye
   Filling and pumping of system of a servoupravleniye
   Safety cushion
   Safety instructions
+ Brakes
+ Wheels and tires
+ Electrotechnical equipment
+ ignition System
+ Lighting
+ Alarm equipment
+ Tools and devices
+ Heating and ventilation
+ body Details
+ Salon
Search of malfunctions
Technical characteristics

Check of dustproof caps of hinges of an axis

Check of dustproof caps of hinges of an axis: at check of cuffs of hinges of an axis (an arrow on the right) it is necessary to dart a glance also at cuffs of connecting drafts of stabilizers (an arrow at the left).

At the left: check steering folds on existence of cracks: it is most convenient to reveal thinnesses by extension of folds (shooter).

On the right: it is necessary to check regularly a condition of dustproof cuffs (shooter) of heads of cross-section steering drafts. Heads of cross-section steering drafts with the torn cuffs should be completely replaced, in warehouses of spare parts of a cuff are not on sale separately.

Hinges of a forward axis between four cross-section levers of an independent suspension bracket and the case of the wheel bearing (the widespread name «a rotary fist») are not subject to maintenance. Steel spherical heads of hinges of an axis take place in greasing of long action and in addition in synthetic covers. As protection against dampness and dirt dustproof caps from rubber serve. Getting dirt affects the hinge as an abrasive; dampness causes over time its rust.


    Completely turn a wheel in one party. Check covers of hinges of an axis on the right and at the left on existence of damages. The dustproof cap cannot be changed separately. It is necessary to change all hinge that is meaningful as for certain through a crack dirt and water already got. Therefore the hinge is considered defective still before in it there was appreciable a gap or scratches. Replace the hinge.

 Council: At check of cuffs of hinges of an axis it is possible to dart at the same time a control glance at cuffs of hinges of connecting drafts of stabilizers on a lobby and a back axis (only in quattro). At the expense of their subordinate of function they are not the knots providing safety, but at the failed hinges appearing knock at least is burdensome.