1998-1998 VW Beetle Front Suspension Kit (6 Piece) (Built After 6/01/98 Production Date)

Part Details

  • Location: Front

  • New

This Front Control Arm, Ball Joint & Tie Rod Assembly Set is just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.


  • Set Includes:
    • (2) - FRONT LOWER Control Arms - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
    • (2) - FRONT LOWER Ball Joints with Hardware - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
    • (2) - FRONT Tie Rod Assembly - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Replaces dealer part numbers: 1JO 407 151C, 1J0 407 366H, 1J0 422 803H, 1J0 422 804H, 1JO407151C, 1J0407366H, 1J0422803H, 1J0422804H
  • Direct replacements
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Remember whenever you are replacing any front end or steering components you should have your vehicle professionally aligned as soon as possible. This will ensure proper tracking and even tire wear.

Lifetime Warranty

Effective June 23, 2014: This item is backed by a manufacturer's Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. Removing the Wheel
    • Remove the lug nut covers with a 7mm Allen bit
    • Push the lug nut key into the special lug nut
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. Removing the Lower Control Arm
    • Remove the first 18mm bolt from the control arm with a ratchet and pipe for leverage
    • Loosen the second 18mm bolt with the ratchet and pipe
    • Hold the bolt with an 18mm wrench
    • Remove the second 18mm bolt with the ratchet
    • Remove the 16mm bolt from the sway bar link
    • Attach locking pliers between the wheel knuckle and the ball joint nut
    • Remove the ball joint nut with a 19mm wrench
    • Pull the wheel aside
    • Pull the control arm down and out
  3. Removing the Ball Joint from the Control Arm
    • Remove the three 13mm bolts that hold the ball joint in place
    • Pull the ball joint out of the control arm
  4. Attaching the Ball Joint to the New Control Arm
    • Put the new ball joint into place on the control arm
    • Put the ball joint bracket into place
    • Thread the 13mm bolts through from the bottom
    • Tighten the 13mm bolts to 40 foot-pounds of torque
  5. Installing the Lower Control Arm
    • Push the control arm into place
    • Tap it into place with a hammer if necessary
    • Push the 18mm bolts and associated nuts into place
    • Push the ball joint into the wheel knuckle
    • Put the 19mm nut onto the ball joint
    • Tighten the 19mm nut
    • Tighten the 18mm bolts to 70 foot-pounds
    • Insert the 16mm bolt into the sway bar link
  6. Reattaching the Wheel
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 100 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern
    • Reattach the lug nut caps

How-to Video:

(07:04 min)

Tools List:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 7mm Allen Wrench

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 16mm Socket
  • 17mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket

  • Specialty Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 13mm Wrench
  • 18mm Wrench
  • 19mm Wrench

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Part #: 1ASFK00419

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