Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.2 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 16V 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 3.6 R36 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.4 TSI EcoFuel, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 BlueTDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.6 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.8 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front suspension arm / front control arm on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – VW Passat 3C5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 18
Torx bit T25
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: front lower arm – Passat Variant B6. 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 Passat B6 3C Variant. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    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 – Passat 3C5. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
    How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover. Use a drive socket #13. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Passat B6 Variant 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2011 - download illustrated guide
    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 – Passat B6 3C Variant. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  9. Step 9
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 10
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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.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Control Arm on Passat B6 Variant 2008 2.0 TDI by yourself
    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm (2 pieces).
  13. Step 13
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step 14
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    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Control Arm on Passat B6 Variant 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Control Arm - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 18
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    Install a new arm. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW Passat Variant B6. AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 2008 by yourself
    Install the front fastener of the arm.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Control Arm - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Screw the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  21. Step 21
    How to replace Control Arm on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the rear fastener of the control arm (2 pieces).
  22. Step 22
    How hard is it to do yourself: Control Arm replacement on Passat B6 Variant 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2011 - download illustrated guide
    Screw the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the car body. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
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