Audi A6 (C5) 1998-2004 - Front Upper Control Arm Replacement - DIY Repair




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louisgunn: very helpful

GTOOtt: Can I replace the pinch bolt with anything that fits or should I only use genuine Audi bolt?

Old Hemp: Thanks so much for this video i found it to be very useful in fact i probably would not have had success in complete the upper control arm replacement on my 2000 audi a4 without it. very well explained and the video shows all the details. if you dont have an impact gun or air hammer. Try lots of WD40 and 'mind tapping' with a small hammer, and apply some heat (ie blow torch or similar) and the bolt should be ok to remove.

dukof: Not so helpful to sensor cut the part where the bolt comes loose, at ~2:16. Lots of rough marks too appear, showing you did some heavy work to get it started.

Pasha Posrednikov: Would the procedure be similar to 2003 Passat 1.8 t?

AeroPR: This is the best guide for cars. It has paid itself many times over with all the money saved from self repairs

Vincent C: Excellent vid! Thanks!

keorebe: Very helpful. The auto repair store was telling me I needed a new tie-rod and all new control arms on the passenger side. I jacked it up and could tell it was only the upper control arms that needed replacing (just got the car six months ago, some front end work was already done). With a new tie-rod they would have also have had to align it. I did it myself in 2 hours and spent $118 on parts. The auto repair was trying to charge me $1,600. Time to buy some beer and celebrate!!!

solo: Super pełen profesjonalizm :)

MegaLuckydog1: Excellent.

voluntaryist: If you use an air chisel in the splits of the knuckle where the blot goes through. It will open them then if need be put the nut on, and the hit it with the sharp point with the air hammer

Mario K: you should use at first some wd.40.....hitting the bolt with hammer it's not a wise ideea ....thread point of view speakin' LOL

Ieducs Wesps: Excelent
Thanks very much

nelias7306: If you put anti-seize on the new bolt that replaces the pinch bolt only on the shaft and not where the nut threads would that help to prevent corrosion next time?

Sam Doms: not permitted to tighten the control arms on the MacPherson strut yet. Ssame reason as the bushings n the bottom side => ride height!

Amandeep Rakhraj: I always had the understanding that the upper control arm bolts that run through the bushings should always be torqued to spec once the vehicle's suspension is under load (i.e. the position of the arms once the vehicle is on the ground and the suspension is under the load of the weight of the vehicle).

bruce tec: I would not pry on rubber boots. You can use flat chisel in the open to slightly release the pressure on the arms. That way yiu save your boots and do t have to hammer on the arms and marring them. Also your video made me apreciate being a tech I florida. No rust.

madi zaha: motherfreaker that's not a vw toureag

IulianE: this is real world mechanics ,well done!top video!

tmk111: After few weeks when i did this, one of the arm nearly half way out.... why? i'v putted new bolt.. thanks
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