How to replace rear suspension arm / rear control arm on VW GOLF 5 (1K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]


Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18 Drive socket # 18
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench Torque wrench
Crow bar Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock 1. Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports. 2. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 3. Clean the control arm fasteners.
Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray. 4. Make a mark on the camber adjustment bolt. 5. Unscrew the arm fastening to the beam.
Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18.
Use a ratchet wrench. 6. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 7. Remove the fastening bolt.
Use a crowbar. 8. Remove the support from under the arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 9. Take out the spring. 10. 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. 11. Remove the fastening bolt. 12. Remove the arm. 13. Clean the mounting seats and the thread of the suspension arm. Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 14. Install a new arm. AUTODOC recommends:
During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts. Do not damage the ball joint cover. 15. Install the fastening bolt. 16. Install the coil spring together with the rubber mounts into the mounting seats.
Use a crowbar. 17. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 18. Install the fastening bolt. AUTODOC recommends:
Adjust the position of the alignment bolt according to the mark. 19. Remove the support from under the arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 20. Screw in the fastener connecting the control arm to the rear subframe. Use a combination spanner #18.
Use a drive socket #18. 21. Support the arm.
Use a hydraulic transmission jack. 22. Screw in the fasteners connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
Use a drive socket #18. 23. Tighten the fasteners connecting the control arm to the rear knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
Use a drive socket #18. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 90 Nm torque. 24. Tighten the arm fastening to the beam.
Use a drive socket #18. Use a combination spanner #18.
Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 95 Nm torque. 25. Remove the support from under the arm. AUTODOC recommends:
Lower the hydraulic transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging assemblies and mechanisms. 26. Treat all joints of the arm.
Use copper grease. 27. Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease. 28. Clean the brake disk surface.
Use a brake cleaner. AUTODOC recommends:
After applying the spray, wait a few minutes. 29. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 30. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 120 nm torque.

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