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  1. Front rear most lower control arm bushings POOP!!

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    My car had 30k on the clock when the passengers side front bushing cracked.. I replace the entire arm with new ones... 50k on that same clock time to do it again :thumbdown:thumbdown I kept the original ones and am going to press in new ones my self and try these this time ...Moog K201630...
  2. Control arm question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a set of Lower rearward control arms from Rock Auto. They came and the ball joint end was too small. However, nothing on any of the sites (ex’s, rock auto, Blau parts) seems to distinguish between the larger or smaller part. How do I know if I’m ordering the right part for my 03 GLX?
  3. Lower control arm

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all, 2003, 1.8t, 125.000 miles I have a set of Delphi brand lower control arms. Yesterday, I replaced the left front control arm because the ball joint was busted. The car is driving nice. My question is do you think I should replace the rest of the control arms although they look intact...
  4. Control Arm Replacement Mechanic Needed

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello All, Can anyone recommend someone that could replace all my control arms/tie rods/sway links in Central PA? I am not very confident doing it myself/never done it before, but have done lots of wrenching on my '02 Passat GLS. I also do not think that the mechanics around here know much about...
  5. Control Arm Replacement Needed

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    Hello All, Can anyone recommend someone that could replace all my control arms/tie rods/sway links in Central PA? I am not very confident doing it myself/never done it before, but have done lots of wrenching on my '02 Passat GLS. I also do not think that the mechanics around here know much about...
  6. F.S. Lower control arm kit

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  7. Removing Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm

    B5 Garage
    Hi Everyone, My B5.5 V6 4motion sedan has a wobbly front drivers side wheel. I suspected the tie rod end and replaced that but soon discovered that a control arm bushing was shot also. In doing my research before replacing this Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm (yes that is a mouthful) i...
  8. Removing Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm

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    Hi Everyone, My B5.5 V6 4motion sedan has a wobbly front drivers side wheel. I suspected the tie rod end and replaced that but soon discovered that a control arm bushing was shot also. In doing my research before replacing this Forward Drivers Side Rear Control Arm (yes that is a mouthful) i...
  9. Lower suspension arms

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need a new lower suspension arm, front right lower rearward and front left lower rearward on my 2001 FWD B5.5 does it matter if I get forward or rearward or any of that or are they all the same shape anyway?
  10. Rear Seat Arm Rest stuck in up position

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    2002 GLX Wagon - Rear seat arm rest will not fold down in to the open position. Arm rest moves about 30-degrees and then gets stuck and will not fold down into the open position. Is there a trick, or hidden release button that needs to be pushed?
  11. :: ECS Tuning :: New! Schwaben Windshield Wiper Arm Puller

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    Today's modern cars were made with complex tools that only dealerships have on hand. This forces one to take their vehicle to a dealer in order to get routine service. With these new tools from Schwaben, you can do this service yourself. With this new wiper arm extractor kit, you won't have to...
  12. stethoscope to determine which control arm is creaking?

    Volkswagen Passat Early B Platforms Discussion
    Is it possible to use a mechanics stethoscope to determine which control arm is creaking? If I try to push down on my car, I don't get the creaking noise but when use a long 4x4 wood post to raise and lower the right front corner of my car (a few inches), I can hear the control arm(s) creaking...
  13. FS: FCP Control Arm Kit for B5 Passat

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    I have a FCP Control Arm Kit for my b5 Passat which i bought for my car a few years ago but sold the car before installing it. Looking for $150 with local pickup in Los Angeles. Willing to ship either FedEx, UPS or USPS, for actual shipping costs. PM me with your zip code for a quote.
  14. Lost round plastic piece that goes under wiper arm in engine

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I think I successfully replaced the gasket and sealed my pollen filter against leaks, but in the process I lost one of the round plastic grommets or whatever they are that go under the wiper shaft and the plastic cowl that clips in under the windshield. I saw it fall in one of the gaps...
  15. 2001 B5 Control Arm Replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi again, I'm needing to replace my worn out control arms as well as shocks/struts. The shocks/struts I'd rather leave to a professional due to the nature of replacing them, however the control arms and related seem to be simple enough so I'm wanting to replace them :wrench: However, I can't...
  16. Upper Control Arm Joints

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I got both sides of front upper control arms in today (4pcs). I haven't put them in yet because I am wondering if I got a pair of defective ones? Both of the straighter arm's ball joints can be moved around pretty easy. Whereas both the other arm's (the ones with the curve in them and the...
  17. Control Arm Replacement

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I noticed a creek on the front end drivers die of my 2001 Passat. 210,000 miles. So below is the photo I snapped. Looks like the control arm is bad. My question is, what is the difficulty level of replacing this myself? I have done cv joints, inner and outer tie rods. I am thinking this is...
  18. Brake trouble after control arm install

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    05' 1.8t AWM 4motion Just finished up replacing lower control arms (uppers remain due to the infamous seized pinch bolt). Had a scraping noise on first drive. Benign bent dust shield from jacking, fixed. Brakes are reacting as if ABS is triggering. Pulsing in pedal, groaning, etc randomly but...
  19. :: ECS Tuning :: Control Arm Refresh Kits | VW B5 Passat - Click Here !!!

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    Click HERE to order or for more information. Control Arm Refresh Kits | VW B5 Passat - Not sure where your Volkswagen is headed when you cut the wheel? Creaking bushings and loose ball joints can turn your sport sedan/wagon into a groaning wanderer in as few as 50,000 miles. If you're tired...
  20. control arm street repair

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How hard is it to change the control arms on the street? Currently it's been sitting nearly a month on the curb, i've been starting her up daily. My front control arm disconnected and this is what's keeping me from moving the car. I have to do the passenger side first and then I can move her...
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