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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.

How to change front suspension arm on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for A6 Avant (4B5, C5) and other AUDI models
Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ball joint puller
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A6 C5 Avant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Audi A6 C5 Avant – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi A6 C5 Avant
  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 A6 C5 Avant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.Wear a respirator.
  6. Step 7
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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 ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
  8. Step 9
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  9. Step 10
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Remove the retainers of the fasteners of the fuel filter tubes.
  11. Step 12
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    Detach the tubes from the fuel filter.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the arm.
  14. Step 15
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    Attach the tubes to the fuel filter.
  15. Step 16
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    Install the retainers of the fasteners of the fuel filter tubes.
  16. Step 17
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 18
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    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Use only new bolts and nuts for installation.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  18. Step 19
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 20
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    Screw the fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18.
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