Audi A4

since 1994 release

Manual of the car

Audi A4
+ 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
   Mechanical transmission
   Noise in the transmission
   Automatic transmission
   Electronic control by the transmission
   Main transfer
   Power shafts
   Check of cuffs of power shafts
   The help at malfunctions
+ Suspension bracket of wheels and steering
+ 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 cuffs of power shafts

Cuffs – the arrow indicates one of them – on hinges should not have cracks and damages. Dirt and moisture are dangerous to the hinge.

Hinges of power shafts are protected from dampness and dirt by rubber cuffs. You have to check regularly attentively whether lost a cuff of the tightness at the expense of cracks.


  1. Lift a jack each driving wheel.
  2. Slowly turn a shaft and check a cuff for existence of fragile sites and holes. Lubricant traces can also testify to it.
  3. Whether collars strongly sit?
  4. As soon as possible replace defective dustproof cuffs, otherwise the getting moisture will quickly destroy hinges, and they cost little not!