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The rear exhaust hangers, if left stretched for too long, will result in the rear exhaust
dropping onto the right rear driveshaft. This will result in premature failure of the rear exhaust
section. The box is not cheap at ~£200 from an Audi dealer so replacing the hangers makes sense.
No responsisbilty is accepted for anyone attempting this procedure by following the steps contained in these pages. This is intended as a guide only and all usual precautions should be heeded when attempting work on a motor vehicle. I cannot be held responsible for any damage sustained as a result of using these pages.
Estimated time : 30 mins
Tools and parts needed are as follows:
1. Exhaust hanger 893 253 147 D (x2)
4. Hook for pulling hanger
There are two hangers which support the rear exhaust.
The left hand one is easily accessable. The tab on the
bottom should be bent back slightly. Lift the exhaust
with the jack until hanger is loose. Use a screwdriver
to push the hanger up and over the top support.
With the old hanger off, slip the new hanger on at the
top first. Pull the hanger down and slide over the tab
on the exhaust. I used a bicycle brake cable looped
through the hanger to pull the hanger.
The right hanger is slightly more awkward due to the
location.The same procedure as above should be followed
although the tab may have to be bent more as there is
more stretch required at this side.
As can be seen here the old hangers were well overdue for