Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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) 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) 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 rear suspension arm / rear control arm on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Passat 3C5. 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: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat Variant B6. Recommended sequence of 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 rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Passat B6 3C Variant
  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
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 7
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    Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 9
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  10. Step 10
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    Loosen the fastener that connects the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 12
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    Remove the support from under the arm.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – VW Passat 3C5. Tip:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
  13. Step 13
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    Remove the spring.
  14. Step 14
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    Unscrew the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 15
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  16. Step 16
    Remove the arm.
    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.
  17. Step 18
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    Install a new arm.
    Replacement: rear suspension lower control arm – Passat B6 3C Variant. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  18. Step 19
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    Install the fastening bolt.
  19. Step 20
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    Clean the coil spring mounting seats. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. Step 21
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    Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats.
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