Menu

1A Auto Video Library
Our how-to videos have helped repair over 100 million vehicles.

How to Replace Sway Bar Link 01-05 Volkswagen Jetta or Golf

Share on:

How to Replace Sway Bar Link 01-05 Volkswagen Jetta or Golf

Created on: 2014-03-28

If the sway bar link is rattling or broken, this video will show what steps and tools are needed to replace it.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Sway Bar Link
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Hold the 16mm nut at the top of the sway bar link with a 16mm wrench
    • Remove the 16mm bolt from the top of the sway bar link with a socket and ratchet
    • Remove the 16mm bolt from the bottom of the sway bar link
    • Pull off the sway bar link
  2. step 2 :Installing the New Sway Bar Link
    • Push the new sway bar link into place
    • Thread the lower bolt by hand
    • Thread the upper bolt by hand
    • Thread the nut onto the upper bolt by hand
    • Tighten the bolts
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

    16mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

    16mm Wrench

Installation Video
Watch video

Brought to you by 1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet.

Hi, I'm Don from 1A Auto. I hope this how-to video helps you out, and next time you need parts for your vehicle, think of 1AAuto.com. Thanks.

In this video we're going to show you how to replace a sway bar link on this 2004 Volkswagen Jetta. We show you on the passenger side but the driver's side is the same procedure. You'll need a new sway bar link from 1AAuto.com, a 16mm socket and ratchet and a 16mm wrench. A jack and jack stands are recommended but optional. You can get to the sway bar link just by turning your wheels but it's usually pretty difficult to get in there and get the leverage you need to get the bolts out, so most likely you'll want a jack and jack stands to help you get underneath the car and get better leverage to get the bolts loose.

Your sway bar link is located right here and in the same spot on the other side. It's held in with two 16-mm bolts and the best way to remove the top one is with the 16-mm wrench on one side and a 16-mm socket and ratchet on the other. The lower one doesn't even need a wrench to hold it. You can do this without jacking up your car. Make sure it's on a flat surface and turn the wheels all the way to one side and you'll be able to access the links. Once it's removed, the sway bar link pulls right off.

On the left is the old sway bar link. On the right is the new one from 1A Auto. You can see they're identical and they'll fit exactly the same. Take your new sway bar link and push it into place and just twist the bolt in to hold it in and then twist the upper bolt in. Replace the nut and then just tighten those up.

We hope this video helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free, 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet and in person.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 16mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 16mm Wrench

2004 - 2004  Volkswagen  Golf
2000 - 2003  Volkswagen  Golf
2001 - 2001  Volkswagen  Beetle
2002 - 2010  Volkswagen  Beetle
2001 - 2004  Volkswagen  Jetta
2006 - 2006  Volkswagen  Golf
2005 - 2005  Volkswagen  Jetta
2005 - 2005  Volkswagen  Golf
2001 - 2005  Volkswagen  Golf
2001 - 2010  Volkswagen  Beetle
2001 - 2002  Volkswagen  Golf
2003 - 2003  Volkswagen  Golf
2000 - 2004  Volkswagen  Jetta
2001 - 2005  Volkswagen  Jetta
2001 - 2006  Volkswagen  Golf

98-06 Volkswagen Jetta Beetle Golf Steering & Suspension Kit (10 Piece)

VW Beetle Golf Jetta 10 Piece Steering & Suspension Kit TRQ PSA59224

Part Details:

  • (2) Front Lower Ball Joints
  • (2) Front Lower Control Arms
  • (2) Front Outer Tie Rods
  • (2) Front Sway Bar Links
  • (2) Front Inner Tie Rods
  • Improved ride comfort and longer life
  • Direct fit - easy install, pre-greased, no maintenance required
  • No modifications, all the parts needed in one kit
  • 10 Piece
How To Diagnose a Loose or Worn Ball Joint

How To Diagnose a Loose or Worn Ball Joint

Watch this video to learn how to diagnose problems with your steering or suspension. The experts at 1A Auto show you how to check for a loose or worn ball joint on your car, truck, van, or SUV.

Search Videos
Go To Top

Same Day Shipping

Need your part faster? Choose expedited shipping at checkout.

Guaranteed To Fit

Highest quality, direct fit replacement auto parts enforced to the strictest product standards.

USA Customer Support

Exceeding customers' expectations, our team of passionate auto enthusiasts are here to help.

Instructional Video Library

Thousands of how-to auto repair videos to guide you step-by-step through your repair.

Loading...