Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

Track Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Whenever disconnecting a suspension component which utilizes eccentric washers for proper positioning, make certain to matchmark the washers to the bracket or component for reassembly

  1. Remove the ball joint stud nut and remove the stud from the control arm.
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  3. Disconnect the stabilizer bar from the control arm.
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  5. Remove the nut and eccentric bolt at the frame. This is the pivot bolt for the control arm and is used to adjust camber.
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  7. Pull the arm downward and remove it from the vehicle.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Make sure the groove in the stabilizer bar bushing is horizontal.
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  11. Realign the front end.
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