Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI, 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) 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 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) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 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) 1.8 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear suspension arm VW PASSAT VARIANT B6 3C [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: rear lower arm – VW Passat Variant B6. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #21
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
XZN socket bit # 10
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: rear lower arm – VW Passat 3C5. Professionals recommend:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: rear lower arm – VW Passat 3C B6 Variant. Use the following procedure:
  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
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: rear lower arm – VW Passat Variant B6. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  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.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
    Clean the fasteners of the stabilizer bush brackets. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 9
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    Unscrew the fasteners of the stabilizer bush brackets. Use XZN #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear subframe. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 11
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a flat screwdriver. Use a crowbar.
    Step 12
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    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 13
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    Install a new arm. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 14
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    Install the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 15
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    Screw in the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear subframe. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 16
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    Screw the fasteners of the stabilizer bush brackets. Use XZN #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 45 nm torque.
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