Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.0 FSI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) S4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0, AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 3.0 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on AUDI A4 B6 (8E5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for A4 Avant (8E5, B6) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A4 B6 Avant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Multipurpose grease
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Flat Screwdriver
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A4 B6 Avant. 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 A4 B6 Avant. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Control Arm on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI 2002 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    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
    Changing Control Arm on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T 2004 by yourself
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi A4 B6 Avant
  5. Step 5
    How to remove AUDI A4 2.5 TDI 2001 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Control Arm on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2002: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Unscrew fixing bolts of the protective cover. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the protective cover.
  8. Step 8
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A4 B6 Avant. Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Control Arm on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
  10. Step 10
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Control Arm on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2003 1.9 TDI by yourself
    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  12. Step 12
    A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 2.5 TDI 2004 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Unscrew and remove the wheel arch cover fasteners. Use a Phillips screwdriver. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the arm.
  15. Step 15
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Control Arm on Audi A4 B6 Avant 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A4 B6 Avant. AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.9 TDI 2002 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Install the fastening bolt.
  18. Step 18
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    Screw the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  19. Step 19
    Changing Control Arm on AUDI A4 Avant (8E5, B6) 1.8 T 2004 by yourself
    Treat all joints of the arm. Use a multipurpose grease. Use a flat screwdriver.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove AUDI A4 2.5 TDI 2001 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
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