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Old 04-21-2014, 02:15 PM   #1
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I after replacing my brakes (pads&rotors) I decided to do my control arms. It's the right one that's really bad it makes a loud clunking sound when breaking lightly and your typical control arm ball joint noise when going over bumps. My question is anyone know of a step by step on how to replace the control arms? I can probably figure it out on my own but any bit of information would be greatly appreciated

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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Here's a write up I did when I replace all of my front control arms. The most important step is to spray the pinch bolt with PB Blaster or the like everyday for a few days before you begin. This will help you avoid a lot of grief trying to get the bolt out if it is rusted in place. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...t-Control-Arms
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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Thank you so much, this looks pretty straight forward I think I'm gonna go ahead and buy the parts tonight and when they are here I'm gonna update in my hopeful success haha

Thanks again much appreciated
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thing to remember, the curved one needs to be the one for the ar
the ball joint cone is slightly larger in the ar arm, if you get the a6 one, it will wear out really fast.
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FYI, the Blau website also has some info on how to replace using their kits (but information is also useful even if you don't use their parts):

http://www.blauparts.com/audi/audi_c...rol_arms.shtml
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Also dont forget to use a jack or something and jack that knuckle up so the full weight of the car is on the suspension then tighten all the subframe to control bolts. having it hang and tighten them will destroy the bushing as soon as the car hits the floor.
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Old 04-24-2014, 02:50 PM   #7
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You guys are my heros! I love working on my own Audi's ( my 1995.5 Urs6 especially). But tackling this one with this support is unreal thank you guys you don't know what this means

Once I tackle it I'll be taking pics for sure!
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