Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Upper Control Arms


Removal & Installation

The ball joint and bushings on the upper control arm are not replaceable. If necessary, the entire control arm must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this Section.
  3. Remove the suspension strut.
  5. Loosen the self locking nuts from the sides of the control arm.
  7. Remove the mounting bracket from the body, then remove it together with the control arm.

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. The ball joint pin must be clean of oil or grease. Observe the following torque specifications (use new hardware):

    Bracket mount bolt (M10x37): 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) plus an additional 1 / 4 turn
    Control arm bolts/nuts: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm) plus an additional 1 / 4 turn
    Ball joint nut: 70 ft. lbs. (95 Nm)