Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.6, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.9 TDI, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.9 TDI, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.4 16V, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.8 20V T, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.9 SDI, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.8 20V T 4, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.6 16 V, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 2.8 Cupra 4, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.9 TDI, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.8 T Cupra R, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.8 T Cupra R, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.9 TDI Syncro, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.9 TDI, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.9 TDI, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 2.8, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.6, SEAT Leon Hatchback (1M1) 1.8 20V View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm on SEAT LEON 1M1 [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – Seat Leon 1M1. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Ball joint puller
Rubber mallet
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Seat Leon 1M1. 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 – Seat Leon 1M1. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the car.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Seat Leon 1M1. Tip:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #19.
  9. Step 10
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    Unscrew the front fastener of the control arm. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the rear fastener of the control arm. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening nut.
  13. Step 14
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the control arm. Use a crowbar.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean the suspension arm mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
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    Install the new control arm. Use a rubber mallet.
  17. Step 18
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    Install the fastening bolts.
  18. Step 19
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    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle.
  19. Step 20
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    Install the fastening nut.
  20. Step 21
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    Support the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Seat Leon 1M1. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    For tightening the fasteners correctly, you have to jack up the suspension components to their working position.
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