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Subframe mounts

Mr DJ MOORE Aug 20, 2018

  1. Mr DJ MOORE

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    I've got a crack I'm my front axle drivers side rear subframe mount, it's causing vibration at 70 - 90 and a knock at low speed when braking over a bump.
    I've done the rest of the suspension myself, has anyone else tackled this themselves or will this be a job too far without a pit, I should be able to borrow an engine hoist to support it when removing the subframe.
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S tronic S-line owners group

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    They are a complete pain in the ar$e to replace, and you also need to make sure the subframe is aligned when it goes back in otherwise your tracking will be out and other than toe in & out there is no adjustment on the front end.
     
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    I've found a company who do a polybush which should make the replacement of the actual bush easier, did you do it yourself B5? Any tips of maintianing the subframe alignment?
     
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    B5NUT Well-Known Member TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi A6 Audi A3 Audi Avant Owner Group quattro S tronic S-line owners group

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    I did a B5 A4 a few years ago, and without the press tool it was almost impossible. For the C6 I gave to to a mate who works at an Audi dealership, he did the job in about 4 hours, but had all the alignment tools & presses to remove and fit the bushes at the dealership + the ramps, he made the job look easy. Would not like to tackle the job laying on the floor.
     
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    Thanks Mate, I think I will give it to a chap I know to do along with the polybushes to save on a few hours labour getting them back in.
     
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    I have the mounts done now, two had cracked which were causing my issues. The car feels much sharper to drive than before for steering / breaking and it has got rid of the vibration when driving / noise over bumps.

    If anyone is interested I used Strongflex subframe mounts, they cost £103.50 delivered from Poland and are a two part polybush system. I also had the automatic transmission mounts replaced at the same time at a cost of £51.89 for viaco mounts from Autodoc.

    Both items were delivered in 5 days from order to on my doorstep

    I paid my local mechanic to the work at a cost of 4 hours labour just to give you all indications of costs.

    I could have gone for Lemforder mounts at around £20 cheaper than the strongflex kit but I was thinking of the ease of install and I figured £20 quid could save money if the mechanic hit a problem getting them back in.
     
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