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
+ Brakes
+ Wheels and tires
+ Electrotechnical equipment
+ ignition System
+ Lighting
+ Alarm equipment
+ Tools and devices
+ Heating and ventilation
- Body details
   Front bumper
   Damages to result of failures
   Face-to-face part of the car
   Lateral levels
   Dismantling of doors
   Mirror of the external review
   Trunk lid
   Rear bumper
   Sliding/demountable roof
   Check of a corrosion-resistant coating of the bottom
   Pro-cleaning of openings for a water drain
+ Salon
Search of malfunctions
Technical characteristics


The gas-filled shock-absorber (1) cowl of Audi can be dismantled after removal of a lock washer (2) and removals of an eye of the hinge from a finger.

The assistant should hold a heavy cowl before fixing bolts (1 and 2) a cowl will be weakened.


Installation of the removed cowl can for itself be facilitated, if before demontazhy to note position of hinges. It is best of all for making a waterproof felt-tip pen.


    Where is, weaken fastening of wires of a lamp for illumination of a cowl, heating of sprays of system of washing, and also a connection tape to weight.

     Council: if the same cowl is established, at a pulling of a wire fix on its end a cord. Stretch a cord with a wire through a cowl. The cord remains in a cowl and will help to involve a wire at installation.

    Disconnect a hose of system of washing of glasses. Remove from the top fixing finger or from both fingers a lock clip of the gas-filled shock-absorber. Weaken bolts of hinges on the right and at the left. Cowl too heavy to unscrew it alone. Therefore hold a cowl with the assistant with right and on the left side. Now squeeze out fixing fingers of the gas-filled shock-absorber and remove the shock-absorber. Already weakened bolts completely unscrew a hand and remove a cowl. If it is required, it is possible to unscrew cowl hinges.

 Council: All gas-filled shock-absorbers cannot be thrown out simply, it is necessary to bring them in Audi workshop for "decontamination".

At the correct installation the cowl should adjoin to these shock-absorbers (shooter) densely. For height adjustment the shock-absorber is screwed up or unscrewed.

Figures «1» and «2» designated reverse sides of bolts which should be weakened for adjustment of the lock of a cowl on height.

If the locking bracket of a cowl enters into the lock not precisely, it can be shifted after weakening of bolts with six-sided heads (1–3).

The cable of a deblokirovka of a cowl ahead enters into the cowl lock.

By figures are designated: 1–cable cover; 2–countersupport of a cover of a cable; 3–lever of the lock of a cowl; 4–a nipple on the cable end.

To replace a cowl cable, weaken bolts with six-sided heads (1 and 2). The cable (4) is on sale only together with the handle (3).

Cowl adjustment

When the cowl is closed, the distance from it to both wings should be identical (about 3 mm), and on a first line it should be in one plane with wings. Besides, adjustment on height too should be correct.


    For adjustment in the longitudinal direction bolts above between the hinge and a cowl are weakened. For lateral adjustment bolts between the hinge and a body are weakened. Shift a cowl cover in the necessary direction and tighten bolts. On a first line adjustment of height of a cowl is carried out as follows: Screw up persistent shock-absorbers on the right and at the left to metal edge. Weaken fixing bolts of the lock of a cowl and shift the lock how it is necessary, down or up. At this time check installation on height at the closed cowl: the upper edge of a cowl should be ahead at one height with wings. Again tighten fixing bolts of the lock of a cowl. Pay attention to that the locking bracket entered into a lock opening. If is not present, the locking plate can be shifted sideways and in the longitudinal direction after weakening of three fixing bolts. The persistent shock-absorber unscrew until the cowl will not cease to shake in a closed position. To reach the correct adjustment, some attempts are required.

Replacement of a cable of a cowl


    Open a cowl. Hang out from the lock a nipple on the cable end. Also hang out a cable cover. Take out a cable cover from arms. In the field of cowl laying it is laid in a laying flute.

Dismantle a reception pocket at the left under a control panel (head Salon).


    Unscrew in feet of the driver deblocking handle. Involve a cowl cable in salon. Be careful, the "obstinate" cable can cause injury of eyes! Stretch a new cable from within through a rubber nozzle, track the correct arrangement nozzles (dense). Screw deblocking handle. Enclose a cable cover in dredging of laying of a cowl, and also in arms on a face-to-face part of the car. Stretch a cable through a countersupport of the lock and hang a cover. Hang on the lock a nipple on the cable end.