Volkswagen Beetle Golf Jetta Control Arm & Lower Ball Joint Set - 1ASFK02164

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  • Quantity:   4 Piece Set

These replacement control arms & ball joints are just what you need to ensure the safety and integrity of your vehicle's suspension and steering.


  • 4 Piece Kit includes:
    • (2) - FRONT LOWER Control Arms - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
    • (2) - FRONT LOWER Ball Joints - LH (Driver Side) & RH (Passenger Side)
  • Includes mounting hardware
  • Direct replacements
  • 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 replacements.

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.

Item Condition: New

Attention California Customers:

WARNING:  This product can expose you to chemicals including Chromium (Hexavalent Compounds), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.  For more information, go to

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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2000 vow Jetta A-arms w/ lower ball joints
These lower control arm fit like a glove with no problems I installed them last weekend 1/14/17 was done in a 2.0hrs The drive side arm was little more had to drop sub frame and remove the lower engine mount to remove A-arm front bolt Other then the A-arms fit nicely will see how long they last Quality of the parts look good thanks 1A-auto
January 22, 2017
Quality product!
Shipped super fast and was the exact replacement for my 2001 vw jetta wagon. Thanks!
September 13, 2017
Great fit. Great video great price great shipping time
Parts fit perfectly and the online video saved me hundreds of dollars to what a Shop wanted for the time to do them. I will be back for more purchases on my other auto repairs. I have referred many friends to the site. Thanks guys. Mike
November 22, 2017
Jetta Control Arms & Ball Joints
Product was an exact fit replacement part. Much easier than trying to install new bushings.
November 30, 2017
I did this job about a month ago and then put the car on the road to Florida. It was about a 1300 mile round trip. I am extremely pleased with the part, price, and product. 1A Auto is the place to buy parts for all auto DIYers.
February 1, 2018
Perfect fit easy install
Passenger side was completely easy, like the how to video...diver side was a bit of challenge , you had to swing motor over 1 1/2� to get out bolt that went up against transmission pan... wish they made a video on how to do this, but all in all it took 2 hours to complete
February 6, 2018
2006 Beetle Control Arms
The parts fit 100% correct with no issues. Just be sure to take the small threaded brackets from the OE Control Arms you are removing from the car as the order only supplies the bolts to that bracket. Great parts.
February 12, 2018
Factory quality
I purchased these control arms along with the tie rod assembly’s in order to align my car. They provided OEM fit without any troubles. I recommend this product.
April 17, 2018
Great product so far!
2006 VW Golf. I would definitely recommend this control arm kit. Fit perfectly and was a decent price. Only had on for a short time but not problems.
July 28, 2018
Came in on time. Part fits exaclty like OEM. Came with the ball joint and the hardware for it as well. Highly satisfied with the product and looking forward to buying some suspension parts
August 10, 2018
Happy shopper
Great parts fit perfect the people were great to talk to very helpful thanks will definatly order again
September 12, 2018
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Ask a question to 1A Auto customers who purchased the product
Will this fit a vw jetta 2003 gls 2.0?
Shouwayne J August 15, 2018
Yes, according to the information you supplied, the part youre looking at will be correct for your vehicle. If you have any other questions, please let us know.
Tim K August 16, 2018
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Part #: 1ASFK02164

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