I'm in the process of renewing the rear bushes and control arm on my 2.5TDi Quattro (Check out All Germans new 'refresh kit'). I'm having a hell of a job with seized parts and although I have new eccentric bolts, arms and drop links, I'm really struggling.
I'm stuck on how to remove the lower wishbone front bolts, as access to both nut and bolt is limited, to say the least! Is it easier to drop the subframe, similar to doing the front control arms? If I lower the subframe, will I have to disconnect any brake lines? All my brake connections so far are solid, and if I try to undo them, I will snap parts!
I'm needing in to change the bushes.
My rear control arms bolts are seized solid in the sleeve. I'm not keen on using a gas cutter there, and can't get in with an angle grinder. I don't need to reuse anything as I have new parts. Last time (on hers) I did manage to get everything out intact using Aeroshell Fluid 3 light penetrating oil and 2 days of working the bolts (that's why I bought the new eccentric bolts and washers this time), but I don't think so this will work on mine. Anybody got through this one with some clues?
I've got the front arms done, and have pictures so will try and do a 'how to' for front and rear (although the rear seems to be 'how not to' at the moment) I'm normally pretty good with this sort of thing, having grown up working with Cortinas!