Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 FSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 SDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 3.2 R32 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0 GTI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.4 TSI, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2.0, VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 MultiFuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC recommends:
  • 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 5. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 5. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove VW GOLF 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Control Arm on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover. Use a drive socket #12.
  7. Step 7
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    Remove the oil pan cover.
  8. Step 8
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.Wear a respirator.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Control Arm on Golf 5 2004 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 10
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    Loosen the front fastener of the control arm. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the car body. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the fastening bolts. Use a drive socket #18. Use a drive socket #16.
  14. Step 14
    Disconnect the spherical joint from the arm.
    Step 15
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    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
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    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW Golf 5. AUTODOC experts recommend:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  17. Step 18
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    Install the front fastener of the arm. Do not tighten it.
  18. Step 19
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    Attach the ball joint to the control arm.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Control Arm on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 1.6 FSI 2006 by yourself
    Screw the fasteners of the ball joint. Use a drive socket #16.
  20. Step 21
    How to remove VW GOLF 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Install the rear fastener of the arm.
  21. Step 22
    How to replace Control Arm on VW Golf V Hatchback (1K1) 2008: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Screw the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the car body. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
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