Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 E-Power, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 FSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 FSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 3.2 V6 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 16V, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI 16V quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) RS3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.2 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.8 FSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on AUDI A3 2 (8PA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A3 8PA. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A3 8PA. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • 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 A3 8PA. 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
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A3 8PA. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
    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 A3 8PA. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  6. Step 7
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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.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the car body. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolts. Use a drive socket #18. Use a drive socket #16.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the arm.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
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    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A3 8PA. AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  14. Step 15
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    Install the front fastener of the arm.
  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
    How to change Control Arm on Audi A3 8P Sportback 2004 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the rear fastener of the arm.
  17. Step 18
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    Screw the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the car body. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 19
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    Install the rear fastener of the arm.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Control Arm on AUDI A3 Sportback (8PA) 1.6 TDI 2007 by yourself
    Screw the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #16. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
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