Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) S1 quattro, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.4 TDI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XF) 1.0 TFSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: front lower arm – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: front lower arm – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the fastening bolts. Use a drive socket #18.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 12
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
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    Install a new arm. Use a crowbar. Use a rubber mallet.
    Replacement: front lower arm – AUDI A1 Sportback (8XA, 8XK). Tip:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  13. Step 14
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    Install the front fastener of the arm. Use a combination spanner #18.
  14. Step 15
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    Install the rear fastener of the arm. Use a crowbar.
  15. Step 16
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    Screw the fasteners of the ball joint. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 17
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    Screw the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
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