Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TSI, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat CC (357) 1.4 TSI MultiFuel, VW Passat CC (357) 3.6 FSI 4motion, VW Passat CC (357) 1.8 TSI, VW Passat CC (357) 3.6 FSI 4motion, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TFSI, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 BlueTDI, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TDI 4motion, VW Passat CC (357) 2.0 TDI 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: front lower arm – VW PASSAT CC (357). 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 – VW PASSAT CC (357). 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 CC (357). Take the following 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
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW PASSAT CC (357). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
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    Undo the fasteners of the oil pan lower cover. Use a drive socket #13. Use Torx T25. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 7
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    Remove the oil pan cover.
  6. 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 PASSAT CC (357). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  8. 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.
  9. Step 11
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    Unscrew the rear fastener connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a drive socket #16. Use a tap wrench.
  10. Step 12
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    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm (2 pieces).
  11. 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.
  12. Step 14
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    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
  14. Step 16
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    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  15. 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.
  16. Step 18
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    Install a new arm. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: front lower arm – VW PASSAT CC (357). AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  17. Step 19
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    Install the front fastener of the arm.
  18. Step 20
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    Screw the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  19. Step 21
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    Install the rear fastener of the control arm (2 pieces).
  20. Step 22
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    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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