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    Thread: Front lower control arm problem - Sleeve on outer ball joint? need suggestions

    1. Member
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      Jun 19th, 2009
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      Bellingham, Wa
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      04 A4 B6 Avant sport,05.5 A4 B7 Avant, 00 A4 B5 Avant, Passat B5.5 GLX Wagon
      04-26-2015 01:44 PM #1
      Hi,

      I am changing the control arms on my 2005.5 B7 A4 and all was going well until I pulled the lower rear control arm and it looks like a "sleeve" is still attached to the control arm. This is not familiar to me, I'll try to knock it off and re-use it but does anyone know what is going on here?

      This "sleeve" is uniform diameter, not tapered like the control arm ball joint end, its the part that connects to the carrier arm under the brake caliper.


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      04 A4 B6 Avant sport,05.5 A4 B7 Avant, 00 A4 B5 Avant, Passat B5.5 GLX Wagon
      04-26-2015 07:39 PM #2
      Yep, it was an insert in the bottom of the carrier arm. It was a bugger to get off the control arm ball joint! But it did come off eventually. Better than the other side with a frozen pinch bolt so bad I'm replacing the carrier arm

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