Loosening and tightening the wheel boltsLoosening and tightening the wheel bolts  - Changing a wheel - Self-help - Self-help - Audi A4 Owner's Manual - Audi A4

The wheel bolts must be loosened before raising the vehicle.

Changing a wheel: Loosening wheel bolts

Changing a wheel: Loosening wheel bolts

Loosening

Ц Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the wheel bolt5).
Ц Grip the box spanner as close to the end as possible and turn the wheel bolts about one turn anti-clockwise, fig. 272 -arrow-.

Tightening

Ц Fit the box spanner as far as it will go over the wheel bolt5).
Ц Grip the box spanner as close to the end as possible and tighten the bolt firmly by turning clockwise.

To avoid accidents, the wheel bolts should only be loosened slightly (about WARNING

To avoid accidents, the wheel bolts should only be loosened slightly (about one turn) before raising the vehicle with the jack*.

Note

  • Х Do not use the hexagonal socket in the screwdriver handle to loosen or tighten the wheel bolts.
  • Х If the wheel bolt is very tight, it may be possible to loosen it by pushing down the end of the spanner carefully with your foot. Hold on to the car for support and take care not to slip.