Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.9 TDI, VW Polo Saloon (9A4, 9A2, 9N2, 9A6) 1.4

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front anti roll bar link / front drop link on VW POLO 4 (9N) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 16
Combination spanner #16
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the stabiliser links on VOLKSWAGEN POLO IV (9N_) in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both stabiliser links on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 6
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 7
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #16.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar.Use a combination spanner #16.Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 9
    Remove the stabilizer rod.Use a crowbar.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Examine stabiliser bushes. Replace them if needed.
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    Step 10
    Clean the stabiliser link fasteners.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 11
    Install a new rod, tighten the fasteners.Use a combination spanner #16.Use a drive socket #16.Use Torx T30.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 12
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the stabilizer bar.Use a combination spanner #16.Use Torx T30.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
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    Step 13
    Tighten the fastener connecting the stabilizer link to the shock strut.Use a drive socket #16.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 Nm torque.
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    Step 14
    Treat all joints of the stabiliser link.Use copper grease.
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    Step 15
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 16
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  16. How to change Anti Roll Bar Links on Polo 9n 2001 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 17
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 18
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 19
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  19. Changing Anti Roll Bar Links on VW POLO (9N_) 1.2 2004 by yourself
    Step 20
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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