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Fixing the Air Suspension on Audi A8- The American Garage
Fixing the Air Suspension on Audi A8- The American Garage

Posted on Saturday April 13, 2019

Steve repairs the air ride suspension on a 2005 Audi A8. This video addresses three elements- replacement of the air-spring (strut), rebuilding the pump, and replacing the relay. In case you haven't caught on yet, this is another 'minute' episode. When you hear me say 'let's take a minute' it doesn't refer to length of the video, but that it was an unplanned video- out of the regularly scheduled programming. This one is rather long, but I chose to keep it long so that those dealing with these repairs will have more comprehensive information. The first section is about removing and replacing the air-springs. If you would like to skip to the section about rebuilding the pump, skip to 16:55 where we rebuild the air compressor. If you need to replace the relay, skip to 36:56. Hopefully, this video will give you insight into how to diagnose and repair your air ride suspension. Do be very careful when working on your car, follow the safety warnings, and use jack stands for security. When the car is sitting on the floor, you may have difficulty getting a jack underneath it. There are newer style jacks that can get low. Safety First! Here are some other resources for you- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3afBY6EanI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMMwQKP2AjA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp-qoqWuEg4



Preparing the Audi A8 for Service- The American Garage
Preparing the Audi A8 for Service- The American Garage

Posted on Monday September 17, 2018

Putting Audi A8 in service mode.



Changing Timing Belt on Audi A8- The American Garage
Changing Timing Belt on Audi A8- The American Garage

Posted on Tuesday September 18, 2018

Steve shows how to change the timing belt, water pump and thermostat on an Audi A8



The American Garage Minute- How to repair a power steering pump
The American Garage Minute- How to repair a power steering pump

Posted on Tuesday November 18, 2014

After having a power steering pump failure, Steve scoured the web for information on how to fix a power steering pump. The search was mostly futile, so he made a video to show how the pump works, how to take it apart, troubleshoot, and reassemble.



The American Garage Minute- Audi A6 timing belt replacement
The American Garage Minute- Audi A6 timing belt replacement

Posted on Monday November 03, 2014

Steve gives a more detailed account of replacing a timing belt on an Audi A6 with a 2.7t engine. The same technique can be applied to other Audi v6 engines, but check your shop manual for your specific model specs. Also, check www.theamericangarage.us/blog for more details on this repair.



Battery Safety- The American Garage
Battery Safety- The American Garage

Posted on Monday May 12, 2014

Handle your car battery safely, proper grounding techniques



The American Garage Minute- Audi A6 Repairs 2
The American Garage Minute- Audi A6 Repairs 2

Posted on Sunday March 23, 2014

Okay- so this is longer than a minute. Steve completes the repairs to the car and reassembles.



The American Garage Minute- Tire Sizes
The American Garage Minute- Tire Sizes

Posted on Wednesday March 05, 2014

On The American Garage, Steve explains tire sizes. If you are thinking about changing the size of your tires or wheels, the fit on your car is very important. Not all wheels and tires work together, and if your car is slightly exotic, you may have limited options.



The American Garage Minute- Audi A6 Repairs 1
The American Garage Minute- Audi A6 Repairs 1

Posted on Saturday March 22, 2014

Steve tackles the replacement of the timing belt on an Audi A6, as well as replacing the valve cover gaskets and seals. This is more than a minute episode, but hey! It had to be done, so I shared it with you. Also, we've added a video on how to replace the timing belt with a little more detail then what we show here.



Brake Inspection- The American Garage
Brake Inspection- The American Garage

Posted on Monday February 10, 2014

Here is what to look for when inspecting your brakes.



The American Garage- Headlight Polishing
The American Garage- Headlight Polishing

Posted on Saturday February 01, 2014

How do you keep those headlights looking bright and new? The American Garage gives a demo on how to care for your headlights.



Struts- The American Garage
Struts- The American Garage

Posted on Wednesday December 26, 2012

The American Garage Minute- Struts. Struts can be removed from the car for rebuild. Use caution, and know your car.



Car Repairs- The American Garage
Car Repairs- The American Garage

Posted on Wednesday December 26, 2012

The American Garage Minute. Car repairs minute. Organizing and prioritizing car repairs.



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