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Upper Control Arm

Discussion in 'Handling' started by DAMO1.9TDI, May 20, 2007.

  1. DAMO1.9TDI
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    DAMO1.9TDI 130BHP+,A4+ K & N Filter, Tuning Box.

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    [May 20, 2007]
    Hi There

    I was trying to change the two upper control arms on both sides on my 2002 Audi a4 1.9Tdi, The problem i am having is that I cannot release the bolt the is holding the two ball joints in place. The nut came off but I cannot release the bolt. I tried raising the suspension using a trolley jack at the base of track control arm and tried freeing the bolt at different position while raising it but still would not free.
    What am i doing wrong?

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    Damien
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    [May 22, 2007]
    hello mate
    i had the same problem on mine, the nut came off but the bolt wouldnt slide out, basically with allot of banging with a thin rod WD40 and my dad turning the bolt with a spanner at the same time the bolt came out, i noticed that it was bent due to the way the the bolt holds the ball joints, very stranger design, had to buy new bolts though!!!
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    [May 22, 2007]
    A simpler and less painful way would be to buy yourself a 'ball joint splitter'.
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    [May 22, 2007]
    tried that, but the bolt in question runs through a notch on the ball joint end, hence you have to remove the bold inorder to get the ball joints out....right pain,
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