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Removing Audi A4 Engine Covers
 
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Pelican Technical Article:

Removing Audi A4 Engine Covers

Steve Vernon

Time:

15 minutes15 mins

Tab:

$0

Talent:

*

Tools:

Phillips head screwdriver

Applicable Models:

Audi A4 (2002-05)
Audi A4 Cabriolet (2003-06)

Hot Tip:

Work with a cool engine

Performance Gain:

Access to engine

Complementary Modification:

Detail the engine

When you open the hood on a modern car it can sometimes be difficult to see that there is actually an engine lurking beneath all of the covers that are in place with modern automobiles. The covers have been added over the years for a host of reasons including sound reduction, airflow control, heat dissipation, esthetics and advertising. The Audi A4 is no different and has three covers. Note: our project car was missing the cover that surrounds the windshield washer and power steering reservoirs. While the vehicle will function without these covers they do need to be removed and should always be properly reinstalled after working on the vehicle.

When servicing the engine on the Audi A4, you may have to remove the engine and battery cover to access specific components. In this article, I will show you how to remove the covers, thus providing easy access to the engine and battery.

There is a single cover for both the engine (red arrow) and the battery (yellow arrow).
Figure 1

There is a single cover for both the engine (red arrow) and the battery (yellow arrow).

Engine- The engine cover is secured with three plastic screws (red arrows).
Figure 2

Engine- The engine cover is secured with three plastic screws (red arrows). The screws are spring loaded and will pop up when loose.

Engine- Use a Philips head or flathead screwdriver and turn the screw 90 degrees either direction (red arrow).
Figure 3

Engine- Use a Philips head or flathead screwdriver and turn the screw 90 degrees either direction (red arrow). The screw should pop up when loose.

Engine- With all three screws loosened you can simply remove the cover off the top of the engine.
Figure 4

Engine- With all three screws loosened you can simply remove the cover off the top of the engine.

Battery- The battery cover is located at the base of the windshield.
Figure 5

Battery- The battery cover is located at the base of the windshield. Slide the cover towards the right side of the car (red arrow).

Battery- You can now lift the cover off of the battery.
Figure 6

Battery- You can now lift the cover off of the battery. Note: the clips that hold these covers usually break at some point early in the life of the vehicle and most people worry about keeping the covers on rather than removing them. Our project car came with its cover taped in place. Installation is the reverse of removal.


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Comments and Suggestions:
tumi Comments: I have engine overall my car and took the block to the engineering I found that there's is hole and don't know what goes through that.pls can u tell me the name of the part that is missing I have pointed my finger through it in the picture
May 30, 2016
  Followup from the Pelican Staff: Looks like a camshaft plug / seal.

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