Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 16V, FORD FUSION (JU_) 1.4

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Tools you'll need:
Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T50
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) and other FORD models
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Link Set, wheel suspension
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FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 16V
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Link Set, wheel suspension on FORD FUSION (JU_) 1.4
FORD FUSION (JU_) 1.4
How to change Track Control Arm on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 TDCi – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Track Control Arm
How to change Track Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 16V – tips for proper car maintenance
FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 16V
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Track Control Arm on FORD FUSION (JU_) 1.4
FORD FUSION (JU_) 1.4
Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. 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 – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Take the following steps:
  1. How to change Control Arm on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 TDCi 2002 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
  3. Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 16V 2003 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Changing Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. How to remove FORD FIESTA ST150 2.0 2005 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.6 16V 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #15.Use Torx T50.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 8
    Remove the fastening bolt.
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    Step 9
    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe.Use a drive socket #13.Use a drive socket #18.Use a tap wrench.
  10. FORD FIESTA 1.4 TDCi Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
  11. Replacing Control Arm on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Step 11
    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #15.Use a tap wrench.
  12. Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 2.0 2002 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle.
  13. How to change Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2004 ST150 2.0 Control Arm
    Step 14
    Remove the arm.Use a crowbar.
  15. DIY replacement of Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.3 2005 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  16. How to change Control Arm on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Install a new arm.Use a crowbar. Use a rubber mallet.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  17. How to replace FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 TDCi 2002 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Install the control arm fasteners.Use a drive socket #13.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 16V 2003 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Connect the lower arm to the steering knuckle.
  19. Changing Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 19
    Install the fastening bolt.
  20. How to remove FORD FIESTA ST150 2.0 2005 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  21. How to replace Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2006: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Screw the fasteners of the ball joint.Use a drive socket #15.Use Torx T50.Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.6 16V 2007 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Screw the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #15.Use a tap wrench.
  23. Need to know how to renew Control Arm on FORD FIESTA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Tighten the rear fastener of the control arm.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
  24. Changing of Control Arm on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2009 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Tighten the rear fastener of the control arm.Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.
  25. FORD FIESTA 1.4 TDCi Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Tighten the front fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.
  26. Replacing Control Arm on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 1.4 TDCi by yourself
    Step 26
    Tighten the ball joint fastener. Use a drive socket #15.Use Torx T50.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 50 Nm torque.
  27. Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) ST150 2.0 2002 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  28. How to change Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 2003 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Treat all joints of the arm.Use copper grease.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2004 ST150 2.0 Control Arm
    Step 29
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  30. DIY replacement of Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.3 2005 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Ford Fiesta V JH JD. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  31. How to change Control Arm on Ford Fiesta V jh jd 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts on the car. Ford Fiesta V JH JD
  32. How to replace FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.4 TDCi 2002 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
  33. Ford Fiesta V jh jd 1.4 16V 2003 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
  34. Changing Control Arm on FORD Fiesta Mk5 Hatchback (JH1, JD1, JH3, JD3) 1.25 16V 2004 by yourself
    Step 34
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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