Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.6 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) S4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8 T, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) RS4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.8 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.6, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 1.9 Hybrid, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.4, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8, AUDI A4 Avant (8D5, B5) 2.8 quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear lower arm on AUDI A4 B5 [TUTORIAL]

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Tools
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Audi A4 B5 Avant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 19
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Rubber mallet
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Audi A4 B5 Avant. 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 suspension lower control arm – Audi A4 B5 Avant. 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
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Audi A4 B5 Avant. AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    Clean the fastener connecting the rear knuckle to the suspension control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #19.
  7. Step 8
    Clean the fasteners connecting the control arm to the subframe. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 9
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    Unscrew the arm fastening from the subframe. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #19. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar.
    Step 11
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    Detach the lower control arm. Use a ball joint puller.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the arm. Use a crowbar. Use a rubber mallet.
  10. Step 13
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 14
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    Install a new arm. Use a rubber mallet.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Audi A4 B5 Avant. Tip:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
  11. Step 15
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    Install the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
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