Replaces

Volkswagen Beetle Golf Jetta Ball Joint Beck / Arnley 101-4784 - BASBJ00008

BECK / ARNLEY BALL JOINT: 101-4784

Beck/Arnley® is a leading specialty supplier of premium, quality import parts for cars, light trucks and SUVs. Unlike others, Beck/Arnley is committed to meeting their promise to provide the import parts by model and year to equal OE form, fit, and performance. All Beck/Arnley products meet or exceed OE specifications.

Specifications:

  • Brand New Beck / Arnley Ball Joint
  • Fits LH (Driver Side) FRONT LOWER
  • Presses into control arm or steering knuckle depending on application
  • Exact replacement for originals
  • Built to strict quality control standards

Worn ball joints can cause excessive front tire wear, popping or creaking in the front end, extra play in the steering system, and pose a serious safety concern. Replace loose or worn ball joints with our quality replacement. One way to diagnose a loose, or warn ball joint, is to jack the car up, so the wheel is off of the ground, then have someone try to move the wheel in and out. While they are moving the wheel check the ball joint for play, if it is moving you probably need to replace it.

Beck/Arnley thinks of the needs of the service technician first. They evaluate OE parts for each vehicle model and year, and determine the quality standards needed for maintenance and repair work. As automotive vehicle professionals, the Beck/Arnley Product Managers seek out finished goods or assembled kits to cover the basics of the installation and make improvements when possible.

In other words, Beck/Arnley parts look, fit, and install just like the originals. They are the right replacement parts for you vehicle!

Item Condition: New

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a 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.

  1. step : Removing the Wheel (0:44)
    • 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. step : Removing the Lower Control Arm (1:37)
    • 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. step : Removing the Ball Joint from the Control Arm (3:20)
    • Remove the three 13mm bolts that hold the ball joint in place
    • Pull the ball joint out of the control arm
  4. step : Attaching the New Ball Joint to the Control Arm (3:33)
    • 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. step : Installing the Lower Control Arm (4:10)
    • 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. step : Reattaching the Wheel (6:08)
    • 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

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 7mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Hammer
  • Floor Jack

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Vise Grip Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • Torque Wrench

  • Sockets - Metric

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

  • Wrenches - Metric

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

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Vehicle Fit

Year Make Model Description
1998-2010Volkswagen Beetle VW Beetle Driver Side Front Lower Ball Joint Beck / Arnley 101-4784
1999Volkswagen Golf VW Golf Driver Side Front Lower Ball Joint (8th Vin Digit J) Beck / Arnley 101-4784
2000-2006Volkswagen Golf VW Golf Driver Side Front Lower Ball Joint Beck / Arnley 101-4784
1999Volkswagen Jetta VW Jetta Driver Side Front Lower Ball Joint (8th Vin Digit J) Beck / Arnley 101-4784
2000-2004Volkswagen Jetta VW Jetta Driver Side Front Lower Ball Joint Beck / Arnley 101-4784
2005Volkswagen Jetta VW Jetta Driver Side Front Lower Ball Joint (Built Before 12/04 Production Date) Beck / Arnley 101-4784

This part replaces:

  • Beck / Arnley 101-4784
Only 3 left in stock
Part #: BASBJ00008


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Beck / Arnley
Brand #: 101-4784

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