[A4] estimates for control / ball joints

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Tue Apr 27 13:42:53 EDT 2004

My car is about ready for its regular 40K front suspension control arm
replacement.  I'd like to second the request for any BTDT on the job, etc.
I, too, was thinking about getting a complete kit from ECS, then doing work
and then having it aligned..


'98 A4 1.8T
'84 urq 20V

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Hurt" <rhurt at thepoint.net>
To: "Joel Landsverk" <jlandsverk at jjkeller.com>
Cc: <a4 at audifans.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 11:19 AM
Subject: Re: [A4] estimates for control / ball joints


I need to do this same operation on my '98Q and I found a pretty good
deal at ECS (thanx to this list :).  They have a couple of packages
(w/wo tie rod ends) for $529.95 & $599.95 that look pretty complete.  I
need to call them and ask if there is anything else that is required
(seals, nuts & bolts, washers, tools, etc.) to do this job start to
finish.  I don't want to have my front end apart and then realize that I
need some extra dealer only part.  :/

Anyway, if anyone has any feedback on these kits, or tips on doing this
in your own garage, I would truly appreciate it.


BTW: Here's the links for those kits:

Meyle Upgraded OE Control Arm Kit W/Hardware

Meyle Upgraded OE Control Arm & Heavy Duty Tie Rod End Kit W/Hardware

Joel Landsverk wrote:

> Well, the front end clunking is back and this time it's not under
> warranty.  So, what I am in for?  I have a '99 A4 1.8t with about 85k
> miles on it.  I know the original CA's were replaced at about 35k miles
> under warranty.
> Has anybody done this themselves?
> What are the costs involved for parts?
> What kind of time did it take and what level of difficulty?
> Joel L
> '99 A4 1.8t Avant
> '91 90q 20v
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