Snapped control arm 6n2

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Snapped control arm 6n2

Post by Feeblington » Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:56 am

Hello all. My driver side control arm almost snapped on my home the other day. I have replacement part for it. But just wanted a little advice on how todo this. Ive got a haynes manual and a fairly good understanding. Just didnt want to dive straight in.
Can anyone give me a rough guide (inc do i need to removw balljoint or is the knuckle in the way)
Any help would be appreciated
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Re: Snapped control arm 6n2

Post by alexperkins » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:21 pm

Renew the ball joint and the anti roll bar drop link with decent quality parts - Febi or Genuine

Its a reasonably easy task if you are good with a set of spanners. You need to put the front side in before pivoting in the rear horizontal bush part of the control arm

it is however easier on a ramp rather than a jack due to access. Depends how comfortable you are with limited working space

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Re: Snapped control arm 6n2

Post by Feeblington » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Cheers for your reply. Sorry for my late response.
Ended up doing both sides as they were both snapped 🤤🤤 i took it in for alignment this morning (just front toe angle coz im a poor ass) and he told me the camber on rear wheels is out slightly.
Seperate subject but how do i adjust rear camber on stock suspension?
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Re: Snapped control arm 6n2

Post by alexperkins » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:47 pm

Wow thats quite something!

Rear wheel camber isnt adjustable on these, and is always out against the alignment. Nothing to worry about

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Re: Snapped control arm 6n2

Post by Feeblington » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:02 pm

Whoop thats a relief. Thank you.

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