Audi A4

since 1994 release

Repair and operation of the car

A4 Audi
+ Running gear
+ Regular servicing
+ Engines
+ Turbo-supercharging
+ System of an exhaust
+ Cooling system
+ Fuel tank and fuel pump
+ Air filter and channels of absorption
+ System of injection
+ 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 steering draft
   Check of dustproof caps of hinges of an axis
   Check of a side play of a 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
   Replacement of the shock-absorber 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
   Instructions of safety
+ Brakes
+ Wheels and tires
+ Electrotechnical equipment
+ System of ignition
+ Lighting
+ Alarm equipment
+ Tools and devices
+ Heating and ventilation
+ body Details
+ Salon
Search of malfunctions
Technical characteristics


Check of dustproof caps and gap in heads of cross steering draft

Hinged heads on the external end of cross steering drafts consist of steel spherical heads which with a small amount of greasing are placed in synthetic covers and are not subject to maintenance. Protection of hinges against dust and dampness is provided with rubber caps which state needs to be checked more often:


  1. Check all surface of dustproof cuffs for existence of cracks.
  2. Heads of cross steering drafts reckon with the torn cuffs as the defective – replace them.
  3. You can check existence of a gap in hinges on the raised car by rocking of a wheel concerning its vertical axis or by rocking of the most cross steering draft.
  4. Other opportunity: let your assistant in the car standing on the earth will twist a steering wheel to the left and to the right, and you feel a hand, whether there is in the hinge a gap.
  5. At once replace cross steering drafts with a gap!
  6. By the same way it is checked, whether there is a gap in internal hinges of cross steering draft which are screwed together directly with a gear lath of a steering.
  7. If the internal hinge has defect, unfortunately, it is necessary to change all cross steering draft.