[A4] Changing Control Arms...

Brandon Rogers brogers at terrix.com
Thu Jan 15 13:17:22 PST 2009

Have fun with the pinch bolt!

I did see a great write-up on a Passat forum (linked from AW) for a method
to get the pinch bolts fairly easily.  Might want to peruse the last ~2
weeks on the S4 list - that is where I saw it...

I've always (on both my former A4 and current S4) just done the whole
deal...Bernie Benz would be ashamed :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf Of
Derek Pulvino
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 1:43 PM
To: a4 list
Subject: [A4] Changing Control Arms...

The vehicle is a '99 A4 and among other things, getting the 1975 Dodge Dart
clunking in the front end.  Yep, guessing some control arms need to be
replaced.  Even though only one side is clunking I figure as it's a common
ailment, I just paid a mint on new tires, an alignment is required (and
based on wear of my last tires needed), I might as well address this.

I've read a little on Audiworld and Blau's site and looks fairly
straightforward but maybe a touch time consuming.  Wondering if others who
have done this job could chime in on what kind of time commitment I'm
looking at and if there are any oddities I should expect along the way.
Also, does just a wholesale update using like a full Blau kit make sense or
am I throwing good money after bad?  Any special tools?

If nothing else, I guess living in the saltless streets of Seattle should be
a blessing for undoing bolts.

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