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    front suspension

    how easy is it to replace the front strut on a 1996 A4?

    done the back but dont know what is involved in doing the front

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    Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    You need to take the pinch bolt out the top of the upright, remove the three bolts holding the upper arm carrier, remove the lower shocker bolt on control arm and it should come free !!!
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    biggest problem is the pinch bolt if it's not been touched in a few years.

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    Instructions here for coilovers (but includes pics) so useful. AudiWorld Tech Articles

    Get a new pinch bolt prior to starting the job. If the strut is out, I'd be temped to replace the upper control arms too.
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    or you can do it without touching the pinch bolt

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    1996 A4 Avant 110 TDi breaking

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    Dont think the B5 has body plugs to get to the top mount !
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradderz_1988 View Post
    Dont think the B5 has body plugs to get to the top mount !
    Yes it does
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    yea as above when I changed the front shockies on my old one that's all I did
    1997 A4 Avant 110 TDi quattro
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    Smartarse's lol Hey least ive learnt something new today !!!
    1999 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport - Volcano Black

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    When I took off my front struts,I undid the top 3 bolts,lower shock mount,then the 10mm nut holding the top mount to the strut and it was off.No need to touch the pinch bolt.

    tony

 

 

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