Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6, VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6, VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on VW GOLF 4 (1J1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 4. Tools you need:
Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 4. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Control Arm for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
How to change Link Set, wheel suspension on Golf 4 1.4 16V – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Link Set, wheel suspension
How to change Link Set, wheel suspension on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 – tips for proper car maintenance
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Link Set, wheel suspension on VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
Easy tricks to help you to replace Link Set, wheel suspension on VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
Link Set, wheel suspension removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
How to change Rod / Strut, wheel suspension on Golf 4 1.4 16V – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Rod / Strut, wheel suspension
How to change Rod / Strut, wheel suspension on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 – tips for proper car maintenance
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Rod / Strut, wheel suspension on VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
How to change Track Control Arm on Golf 4 1.4 16V – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Track Control Arm
How to change Track Control Arm on VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 – tips for proper car maintenance
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6
Simple DIY car repair steps – Replacing Track Control Arm on VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
VW Golf IV Variant (1J5) 1.6
Easy tricks to help you to replace Track Control Arm on VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
VW Bora Saloon (1J2) 1.6
Track Control Arm removal & installation, incredibly easy steps for VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
VW Bora Variant (1J6) 1.6
Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • 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 4. Recommended sequence of steps:
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