Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
SKODA FABIA (6Y2) 1.2, SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2, SKODA FABIA Saloon (6Y3) 1.2, SKODA Fabia I Praktik (6Y5) 1.2

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on SKODA FABIA (6Y5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Phillips screwdriver
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for Fabia I Combi (6Y5) and other SKODA models
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Link Set, wheel suspension
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SKODA FABIA (6Y2) 1.2
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SKODA FABIA Saloon (6Y3) 1.2
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SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2
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SKODA Fabia I Praktik (6Y5) 1.2
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Track Control Arm
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SKODA FABIA (6Y2) 1.2
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SKODA FABIA Saloon (6Y3) 1.2
Easy tricks to help you to replace Track Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2
SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2
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SKODA Fabia I Praktik (6Y5) 1.2
Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. 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 – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. How to change Control Arm on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Changing Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Skoda Fabia 6Y5
  5. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Unscrew the fasteners of the lower sound insulation. Use a drive socket #12.Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Remove the lower sound insulation.
  8. Need to know how to renew Control Arm on SKODA FABIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unscrew the fasteners of the ball joint.Use a drive socket #13.Use a tap wrench.
  9. Changing of Control Arm on Skoda Fabia 6y5 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.Wear a respirator.
  10. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18.
  11. Replacing Control Arm on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 11
    Support the engine in the oil pan area. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  12. Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar. Use a rubber mallet.
  13. How to change Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack by 10-15 cm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Skoda Fabia 6y5 2002 1.4 TDI Control Arm
    Step 14
    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm.Use a crowbar.
  15. DIY replacement of Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Remove the arm.Use a crowbar.
  16. How to change Control Arm on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  17. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Install a new arm.Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  18. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Support the engine in the oil pan area. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  19. Changing Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 19
    Install the front fastener of the arm.
  20. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Screw the front arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18.
  21. How to replace Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2004: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Remove the support from under the engine.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Skoda Fabia 6Y5 – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.4 16V 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Install the ball joint on the new arm.Use a pin punch.
  23. Need to know how to renew Control Arm on SKODA FABIA ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Tighten the fasteners of the ball joint.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 45 nm torque.
  24. Changing of Control Arm on Skoda Fabia 6y5 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Treat the fasteners of the ball joint.Use copper grease.
  25. SKODA FABIA 1.2 Control Arm replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  26. Replacing Control Arm on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 1.4 16V by yourself
    Step 26
    Tighten the front fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 74 nm torque.
  27. Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 TDI 2000 Control Arm DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 27
    Treat all joints of the arm.Use copper grease.
  28. How to change Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 2001 - tips and tricks
    Step 28
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Skoda Fabia 6y5 2002 1.4 TDI Control Arm
    Step 29
    Install the lower sound insulation.
  30. DIY replacement of Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.2 2003 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 30
    Screw in the fasteners of the lower sound insulation. Use a drive socket #12.Use a Phillips screwdriver.
  31. How to change Control Arm on Skoda Fabia 6y5 1999 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 31
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  32. How to replace SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 16V 2000 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 32
    Install the wheel.
    Replacement: front lower arm – Skoda Fabia 6Y5. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
  33. Skoda Fabia 6y5 1.9 TDI 2001 Control Arm replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 33
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  34. Changing Control Arm on SKODA Fabia I Combi (6Y5) 1.4 2002 by yourself
    Step 34
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
  35. How to remove SKODA FABIA 1.4 TDI 2003 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 35
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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