[A4] Changing Control Arms...
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 :-)
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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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