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Replacing haldex earth question!?!?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3featesV9, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    Just started to replace the earth strap from haldex to body, just wondering...the bolt that holds the earth into the diff housing. Once removed will oil come out? As it looks like its one of the many bolts that holds the outer casing on?

    Thanks in advance peeps
     
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    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    Anyone? :((
     
  4. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Mate just try it, if oil starts coming out just tighten it back up lol.
     
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    Is not just a bolt around the drive shaft flange? I very much doubt and oil will come out, and even if it did it can only be a tiny bit as you are only whipping the bolt out and then putting it back in are you not.

    Don't worry nothing will happen :)
     
  6. S3featesV9

    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    All done now anyway dude cheers though. Nah nothing came out, apart from a bit a **** that fell in my eye. Then twa**ed my head on exhaust clamp. Haha.

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  7. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    Ah mate there was so much **** that fell in my eyes when I was doing this and when I replaced the haldex controller! It must of cost me about an hour just cleaning my eyes!
     
  8. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Where you'd get the new strap from? May do mine for piece of mind.
     
  9. S3featesV9

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    Halfords buddy £4.99. 22cm one
     
  10. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    So just a universal one then, mint.

    Guessing your old one was knackered then?
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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    I bought the insulated version... has gold plated connectors and similar price (although I did buy one that was probaly too long...)

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    S3featesV9 Active Member

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    Yeah mine was snapped in half at the body end. Rest of it was really brittle too tbh.
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    One I brought was perfect length. Don't think that really matters though. Long as it doesn't sag and rub on rear driveshaft
     
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    thanks for this, this will be helpful!
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  15. Gops

    Gops 6th gear @7000rpm

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    Does the prefacelift have one then? Didn't see one when I went under..
     
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    Yep, done that too. Bloody painful given my lack of hair on top! Anyway, good thread, I'll add this to my list of jobs for when the sun comes out again (assuming it still exists).
     
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    If it doesn't it should have... consider it an upgrade :)

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    Adding it to the list tuffty :D
     
  19. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Id just like to readdress this guys, where is the haldex strap located, dirvers or passengers? My s3's a prefacelift and i cant seem to see any strap but i know the 4wd works fine. So what does the strap do if the prefacelift s3's didnt have it, why do the facelift s3's need it?
     
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    Passenger... a decent earth is a good thing... and some prefacelifts had them IIRC... pretty sure I have seen them fitted... no doubt Audi deemed it necessary as a fix to some issue or other...

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    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Ok cheers mate, ill double check but can never seem to find it.
     
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    Hey everyone. I'm having a problem with my haldex. S3 2003 Bam engine.
    When I log on VagCom 22-AWD it shows brake light switch 00526. Don't know if this is the actual fault.
    Just to be sure, I will check the earth strap but I just want to know, where it is located?
    Thanks
     

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