Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4, FORD Focus II Estate (DA_, FFS, DS) 1.4, FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to replace front suspension arm / front control arm on FORD FOCUS 2 (DA) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Combination spanner #22
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Ball joint puller
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
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Rod / Strut, wheel suspension
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Suspension Cross Brace
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Track Control Arm
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FORD Focus II Hatchback (DA_, HCP, DP) 1.4
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FORD Focus II Saloon (DB_, FCH, DH) 1.4
AUTODOC recommends:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right lower control arms.
  • Replacement of the independent suspension lower arm in some cars requires a part of the outlet piping of the additional heater to be removed.
  • 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 #19.
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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
    Remove the lower sound insulation.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the lower sound insulation.
    Step 7
    Clean all joints of the arm.Use a wire brush.Treat all joints of the arm.Use WD-40 spray.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.
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    Step 8
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening nut.Use a combination spanner #22.
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    Step 9
    Unscrew the fastening nut, remove the control arm from the steering knuckle, using a ball joint puller.
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    Step 10
    Unscrew the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 11
    Remove the front fastener of the control arm.Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
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    Step 12
    Unscrew the rear arm fastener. Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 13
    Remove the rear fastener of the control arm.
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    Step 14
    Remove the arm.Use a crowbar.
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    Step 15
    Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 16
    Install a new arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.Do not damage the ball joint cover.
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    Step 17
    Install the front fastener of the arm.Do not tighten it.
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    Step 18
    Connect the ball joint to the steering knuckle
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    Step 19
    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
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    Step 20
    Install the fastening nut of the ball joint.
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    Step 21
    Install the rear fastener of the arm.
    Step 22
    Screw the rear arm fastener. Use a drive socket #15.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 23
    Screw the front arm fastener. Use a drive socket #18.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 115 nm torque.
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    Step 24
    Tighten the rear fastener connecting the arm to the body subframe.Use a drive socket #15.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
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    Step 25
    Tighten the ball joint fastening nut.Use a combination spanner #22.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 60 nm torque.
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    Step 26
    Remove the support from under the arm.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms.
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    Step 27
    Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.Treat the contacting surface.Use copper grease.
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    Step 28
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 29
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #19.
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    Step 30
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 110 nm torque.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Ford Focus mk2 Saloon 2008 1.6 Ti Control Arm
    Step 31
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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