[A4] Changing Control Arms...
rnhurt at gmail.com
Thu Jan 15 15:55:39 PST 2009
Hey, did the recall on the control arms expire? A couple of years ago they
issued a recall for the late 90's A4 as they were all falling apart.
Unfortunately, I had just replaced mine with upgraded, non-stock ones
(Mielie was the brand I think) so they wouldn't reimburse me. It's worth a
On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 5:02 PM, Brandon Rogers <brogers at terrix.com> wrote:
> B5S4 on AW. Like I said it's been a couple week or so - and I don't spend
> much time there. So it may be buried a few pages - of course they have a
> decent Search function...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Pulvino [mailto:dbpulvino at hotmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 2:11 PM
> To: brogers at terrix.com; a4 list
> Subject: RE: [A4] Changing Control Arms...
> Ya, things like this I just like to do and be done with. Actually not
> entirely true; I don't like to spend my time doing them at all anymore but
> it's worth the savings.
> When you say S4 list, are you talking Audifans or a subsection of
> And B5 S4 or UrS4?
> In the meantime, I'll go hunting in Passat land...thanks.
> > From: brogers at terrix.com
> > To: dbpulvino at hotmail.com; a4 at audifans.com
> > Subject: RE: [A4] Changing Control Arms...
> > Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 14:17:22 -0700
> > Have fun with the pinch bolt!
> > I did see a great write-up on a Passat forum (linked from AW) for a
> > 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 :-)
> > Brandon
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: a4-bounces at audifans.com [mailto:a4-bounces at audifans.com] On Behalf
> > 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
> > 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
> > am I throwing good money after bad? Any special tools?
> > If nothing else, I guess living in the saltless streets of Seattle should
> > a blessing for undoing bolts.
> > dp
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