Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TD, GTD, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TDI, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.6, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.8, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.8, VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.0, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.4, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.6, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TDI, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 SDI, VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.0 GL View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm on VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 3 (1H1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 3. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 3. 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 – VW Golf 3. Recommended sequence of steps:
  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. VW Golf 3
  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.
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 3. Tip:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the control arm. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 9
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    Remove the stabilizer rod. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 10
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    Loosen the front fastener of the control arm. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the control arm. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 13
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 14
    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
    Step 15
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    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
  13. Step 16
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    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  14. 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.
  15. Step 18
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    Install a new arm. Use a pin punch.
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 3. Tip from AUTODOC:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  16. Step 19
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    Install the control arm fasteners.
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