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This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A4 B7 Avant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Ball joint puller
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A4 B7 Avant. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 B7 Avant. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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 A4 B7 Avant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    Clean the fastener that connects the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
    Step 9
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the lower fastener of the shock absorber strut. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  10. Step 12
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    Detach the bottom part of the shock strut.
  11. Step 13
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    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 14
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer bar with the control arm. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #16.
  13. Step 15
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar. Use a combination spanner #16.
  14. Step 16
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 17
    Remove the stabilizer rod.
    Step 18
    Clean the fasteners connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 19
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    Unscrew the arm fastening from the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18 (2 pieces).
  15. Step 20
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  16. Step 21
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    Detach the control arm. Use a crowbar.
  17. Step 22
    Remove the fastening nut.
    Step 23
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    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle.
  18. Step 24
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    Remove the arm.
  19. Step 25
    Changing Control Arm on AUDI A4 Avant (8ED, B7) 2.0 TDI quattro 2007 by yourself
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 26
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    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A4 B7 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  21. Step 27
    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
    Step 28
    Install the fastening nut.
    Step 29
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    Attach the control arm. Use a rubber mallet.
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